Chester Rehab & Nursing Center
With 111 beds, Chester Rehab & Nursing Center in Chester, Illinois provides nursing services for many people. However, Medicare and Medicaid Service inspectors have previously rated this facility below average. Some of the reasons for the ranking include lack of a registered nurse onsite and failure to ensure only people with no legal history of abuse are hired to work there.
Poor Quality of Care
Chester Rehab & Nursing Center has been cited in the past for not providing the necessary care to ensure residents’ optimal well-being. They have also been cited for failing to provide adequate hydration to residents as well as failing to help residents who need assistance with eating, drinking, personal hygiene, and grooming. Reports have shown a lack of proper treatment for residents’ bed sores, as well. Residents should not be neglected when in the care of a facility, and these are all examples of nursing home neglect. If you want to investigate your loved one’s experience, contacting a nursing home neglect attorney is a good starting point.
Residents have reported that Chester Rehab & Nursing Center did not provide adequate safety measures and that the common areas were not free from accident hazards. Additional reports suggest that there are not current policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents, which is something that everyone can agree is necessary in a nursing home. Other complaints detail a short-staffing issue, including not having enough nurses onsite as well as not employing a registered nurse for at least eight hours a day, seven days a week. These shortcomings can indicate nursing home abuse, and if someone you know has mentioned symptoms like these, you may want to discuss the matter with a nursing home abuse lawyer.
Lack of Emergency Planning
Medicare reports noted that Chester Rehab & Nursing Center did not have portable fire extinguishers, a record of quarterly fire drills, working automatic sprinklers, weekly tests/inspections of generators, proper backup exit lighting, or emergency lighting that can last at least an hour and a half. Neglecting to keep up with the equipment necessary in the event of a power outage or a fire could cause potential harm to residents. Allowing a facility to become unsafe in an emergency is a sign of negligence, and could indicate other areas of nursing home neglect.
About Chester Rehab & Health Care Center
This facility is located in Southern Illinois and provides nursing and rehabilitative care to area residents.
770 State Street
Chester, IL 62233
Phone: (618) 826-2314
Attempting to categorize neglect or abuse can be difficult to do on your own. For a free consultation, contact the attorneys at Malman Law.