Lebanon Care Center
Nursing homes should always provide exceptional care to residents. If a nursing home fails to comply with standards made clear by the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, the facility is subject to a poor rating. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave Lebanon Care Center a rating of “much below average” in past inspections. The facility received the below-average rating because of several instances of unacceptable mistreatment. Deficiencies occasionally even resulted in actual harm to residents, which contributed to the final rating. The nursing home also received a “much below average” staffing rating.
Medicare Health inspectors who visited Lebanon Care Center in the past determined that the facility allowed mistreatment to occur. The instances of mistreatment involved the failure to hire employees without legal histories of neglect or abuse, report any apparent mistreatment, or develop the right policies for screening and training employees. Residents did not have access to activities that met their specific needs, and staff neglected residents who required extra assistance for basic tasks such as eating and drinking.
Nursing home residents always deserve the best from nursing homes. A growing number of nursing homes are neglecting or abusing residents, which results in more scrutiny from Medicare. If you know of a loved one staying in a nursing home where neglect or abuse occurs or has occurred in the past, talk with an Illinois nursing home abuse lawyer who can properly assess and help resolve the case.
In many cases, staff members who neglect residents can cause severe damage to residents’ health and general wellbeing, such as allowing bedsores to develop or preventing proper rehabilitation. Neglectful behavior can also cause depression and other emotional distress through a lack of necessary social interaction. If you know of someone who’s experienced the negative effects of inattentive nursing home staff, discuss matters with a nursing home attorney immediately to prevent further harm.
The report filed by Medicare has given Lebanon Care Center a “much below average” staffing rating because staff have not spent the necessary amount of time with residents, failing to meet state and national averages. Staff members who did not spend the required time with residents included licensed nurses and physical therapists.
About Lebanon Care Center
Located in Lebanon, Illinois, Lebanon Care Center is a Medicare- and Medicaid-accepting nursing facility. Services offered to residents include dietary, medical, social, Alzheimer’s and respite care.
1201 North Alton
Lebanon, IL 62254
Phone: (618) 537-4401
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Nobody should sit idly by as abuse or neglect occurs. The moment you are aware of a nursing home resident’s suffering, talk with a nursing home abuse attorney at Malman Law to settle the case as soon as possible.