Heartland of Decatur Nursing Home
In previous reports made by Medicare, Heartland of Decatur has failed to meet nursing home standards, culminating in an overall rating of “much below average.” The health inspection, with a rating itself of “much below average,” cites several instances of shortcomings that helped in determining these ratings.
According to the reports, this nursing home was unable to prevent those with histories of abuse from being hired, and reports of abuse, mistreatment or neglect were not made correctly. In addition to these deficiencies, residents’ needs and preferences were discovered not to have been reasonably accommodated.
Because of these and several other areas of insufficient resident care, the overall rating was well below acceptable. In the cases of nursing home abuse and neglect at any nursing home in Illinois, a team of nursing home attorneys can do their best to represent those who need compensation.
Fire and Environmental Safety
Apart from not respecting the rights of every resident, a past Medicare report also noted that this nursing home did not make sure that there were minimal accident risks and hazards. The report also stated that the facility had fire safety deficiencies including hallways that did not properly prevent smoke from traveling into common areas.
There should never be instances of mistreatment of residents in nursing homes, but unfortunately they do happen, and nursing home abuse lawyers are there to make sure that any and all abuse cases in Illinois are brought to justice.
About Heartland of Decatur
With 24-hour care provided, Heartland Health Care Center of Decatur offers a range of services including physical, occupational and speech therapies, I.V. therapy, cardiac care, trach care, neurological care, diabetes management and post-surgery recovery. They also have an Alzheimer’s unit.
444 West Harrison Street
Decatur, IL 62526
Never Feel Helpless
In the event of abuse and neglect in nursing homes, residents may feel powerless in putting an end to it when this is far from the truth. Nursing home abuse attorneys provided by Malman Law can accompany you in your journey to see the pain come to a complete stop.