Heartland of Peoria Nursing Home
Heartland of Peoria is a nursing home in central Illinois with space for up to 144 residents. In the past, Medicare and Medicaid inspectors have rated this facility as being below average. Inspectors reported that this facility failed to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents. Additionally, reports have shown that this facility failed to make sure that the nursing home area is free of accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Finally, this nursing home has been reported to have had a higher percentage than the state and national averages of long-stay residents who receive antipsychotic medications. These are all signs of possible nursing home neglect and should be taken seriously.
Poor Hiring Practices
Previous inspections by Medicare inspectors found that Heartland of Peoria has, in the past, failed to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating nursing home residents. It is absolutely essential for nursing homes to be staffed by compassionate and competent workers, and a lack of background-checking employees can lead to instances of nursing home neglect and abuse. If you or a loved one has experienced less than adequate care when staying in this facility, you may want to consider contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer to help determine if you have a case.
Potential for Accidents
Inspections have also found this facility to have previously failed to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks. These inspectors found that the nursing home failed to provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents, as well. This could be considered nursing home neglect, as residents should be able to feel that they are living in a safe facility rather than one where they could easily get injured. Failure to provide residents with a safe environment could be a sign of potential nursing home neglect elsewhere, as well. If you or someone you care about has experienced problems with injury due to an unsafe nursing home, don’t hesitate to contact a nursing home neglect attorney for help.
Residents on Antipsychotic Medications
Compared to state and national averages, this facility has reported a higher percentage of long-term residents who received an antipsychotic medication. Since lower percentages are better, it is important to look into reasons why this facility might have a higher average percentage. Antipsychotic medications may be used to unnecessarily sedate or restrain residents, and this is an issue that should be taken seriously as it can indicate nursing home abuse. If you know someone who is being given antipsychotic medications and you suspect there might be a problem, it’s important to contact a nursing home abuse attorney for advice.
About Heartland of Peoria
Heartland of Peoria nursing facility is located in central Illinois and is a Medicare and Medicaid participant. It has room for up to 144 residents.
5600 Glen Elm Drive
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: (309) 693- 61614
Do You Need Help?
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