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White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Illinois.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 65-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Mount Vernon and Jefferson County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1700 White Street Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 (618) 242-4075 White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
This facility also provides comprehensive adult life skills training, coping skills, aggression, and symptom management, depression management, and an in-house work program. The nursing home also provides respite care, hospice, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, recuperative stay options, physical, occupational and speech therapies, along with a smoking program.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of Illinois nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Illinois Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date April 24, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 2, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement their Abuse Prevention Policy on timely reporting and thoroughly investigating allegations of abuse for [one resident].”
The facility Administrator stated that on December 19, 2018, she witnessed a CNA speak inappropriately to a resident and the Administrator “felt it was verbal abuse.” The Administrator stated that she removed the CNA “from resident contact, suspended [the CNA] immediately, and started an abuse investigation.”
The initial Illinois Department of Public Health Notification Form filed the next day on December 20, 2018, was signed by the Administrator and documents that they suspended the CNA “for an allegation of verbal abuse to [the resident] and adds a follow-up report will be sent.”
The Follow-up of the Initial Report arrived at the Illinois Department of Public Health on January 10, 2019. The document indicates that “the verbal abuse allegation of [the staff member to the resident] was not substantiated.” However, “there is no other documentation regarding the investigation until December 26, 2018, when the report indicates that [the resident] had said, ‘no one has ever been mean.’”
The facility “failed to provide the appropriate staff level for the safe transfer of [a resident] [reviewed for falls].” The investigative team reviewed the resident’s clinical records that indicate that the resident “had fallen at 7:30 AM on January 19, 2019, in the bedroom while [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] was transferring them from the bed to the chair.”
The CNA stated the resident’s knees buckled and was put on the floor. The resident did not hit their head, and no injuries were noted. The document says that there was only one Aide transferring the resident at that time who then lowered the resident to the ground. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) said “she is unsure of what [the resident’s] transfer status orders were at the time, but states [the resident] was a one-person assist transfer in the past but has since gone downhill.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center? Contact the Illinois network of abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Mount Vernon.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family.