Heritage Health – Gibson City Nursing Home
Nursing homes are designed to be places where those in need can get compassionate and competent care. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are better than others. Heritage Health of Gibson City is a nursing home in central Illinois with space for 75 residents, and in the past, has earned average ratings from Medicare inspectors. Inspections showed that this facility has, in the past, failed to give residents proper treatment for existing bed sores or proper preventative care for inhibiting the development of bed sores. Reports also showed that in the past, this facility has failed to immediately tell the resident, their doctor, and a family member of any changes (injury, decline in health, room, etc.) that affect the resident. Finally, they have previously been cited for failing to ensure that each resident’s drug regimen is free of unnecessary drugs.
Necessity of Proper Bed Sore Treatment
In prior reports, this nursing home was cited for not providing adequate care for existing bed sores and not having policies set up for the prevention of new bed sores. Bed sores, in addition to being very painful, can cause serious health problems. Left too long without treatment, it’s also possible for them to progress to the point that they are unable to heal completely. For this reason, it’s essential that nursing homes have protocol for the prevention and care of bed sores so that patients do not suffer. When a nursing home fails to properly care for people who have bed sores or does not have policies set in place that help prevent bed sores, it can be a sign of nursing home neglect. Don’t let yourself or someone you care about fall victim to lack of care. Contact a nursing home neglect lawyer today for help.
Notifying Parties About Patient Changes
Within nursing homes, residents should be able to expect that they and their families will be notified of any changes to their care that will affect them. This facility has previously been cited for failing to inform residents, their families, and their doctors of changes to their care including medication changes, room changes, or any change in their health status. This can be a sign of nursing home abuse, as it can be used to instill fear in residents or used as a threat. This type of treatment should not be tolerated. If you or someone you know has experienced this sort of treatment while staying in a nursing home, contact a nursing home abuse attorney for advice on how to proceed.
Properly Administering Medication
One other citation on previous Medicare reports about heritage Health of Gibson City dealt with the failure to ensure that each resident’s drug regimen is free of unnecessary medications. This can range from improper dosages to medically restraining them with the use of medicines, both of which are unacceptable treatment for anyone staying in a nursing home, as it can be a sign of abuse or nursing home neglect. If you think that someone is being improperly medicated, don’t hesitate to contact a nursing home neglect lawyer.
About Heritage Health – Gibson City
Located in central Illinois, Heritage Health of Gibson City has space for up to 75 residents. It is a Medicare and Medicaid participant.
620 East First Street
Gibson City, IL 60936
Phone: (217) 784-4257
When to Call for Help
If you or someone you know has experienced signs of nursing home neglect or abuse, one of the skilled nursing home lawyers at Malman Law can help you. Contact today for assistance.