Lena Living Center Nursing Home
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regularly inspects nursing homes to prevent deficiencies from harming residents. Lena Living Center has been rated “much below average” in past health inspections. The poor overall rating resulted even after the nursing home received an “above average” quality measure rating and “average” staffing rating. Some of the serious deficiencies identified involved the lack of quality care, insufficient environmental safety and security, and dishonoring of resident rights.
Lack of Quality Resident Care
The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act was put into effect so that residents could possess a number of rights. If these rights are violated through any mistreatment, the responsible nursing home must undergo a reformation process. Elder care attorneys can assist harmed residents in receiving compensation for their pain, as well as bring necessary attention to the offending nursing facility.
Past Medicare health inspections determined that Lena Living Center contained several deficiencies, such as inadequate treatment for residents requiring assistance with basic hygiene and eating. Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, were also not treated properly, and the facility did not implement acceptable nutrition plans to preserve resident health. The facility was also found to neglect resident rights by failing to inform individuals and their families of living situations.
Apart from resident mistreatment, Medicare discovered in past inspections that Lena Living Center did not maintain a good overall environment. The area was not accident risk-free, which caused harm to individuals in several reported instances. The facility suffered in inspections from a lack of fire safety precautions as well, containing doors and walls that did not properly resist smoke and fire.
When a nursing home environment is not correctly maintained, it can signal abuse and neglect occurring toward residents. Nursing staff and administrators are responsible for making sure a nursing home is running the way it should at all times. If you suspect that a nursing home is not providing acceptable care for residents, speak with an elder care lawyer to put an end to the neglect.
About Lena Living Center
Accepting residents covered by Medicare and Medicaid, Lena Living Center is a for-profit nursing home facility containing 92 beds.
1010 South Logan Street
Lena, IL 61048
Phone: (815) 369-4561
Nursing Home Website
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Abuse and neglect should never be allowed to occur. As soon as you are aware of any instances of resident mistreatment at a nursing home, contact Malman Law immediately for the chance to speak with a team of knowledgeable elder law attorneys.