Lewis Memorial Christian Village Nursing Home
Nursing homes are responsible for providing consistent quality care to all residents. If a nursing home fails to make every living situation entirely comfortable and healthy, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will give the facility a “below average” or “much below average” rating. Medicare chose to give Lewis Memorial Christian Village a “below average” rating in past reports, resulting from the “much below average” health inspection. Although the staffing rating was “above average” and the quality measure rating was “average,” neither managed to raise the final rating to an acceptable level. The deficiencies listed in the report included problems with resident care and the nursing home environment.
Resident Care and Rights
In past Medicare’s health inspection reports, Lewis Memorial Christian Village was cited for several issues in quality care. The facility failed to provide services that allowed residents to care for themselves, and bedsores were not treated and properly prevented. Incontinent residents and those with limited mobility were also not given the right treatment. The report also states that staff did not allow residents to make decisions about personal schedules and care plans. Medication errors occurred as well, resulting in resident harm in one instance.
When a nursing home doesn’t provide care that respects the rights of every resident, they violate the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act. Nursing home attorneys are available to defend victimized residents and preserve their wellbeing. Attorneys can help gain compensation for affected residents while helping to ensure that further abuse or neglect doesn’t take place.
Nursing Home Environment
It’s the duty of staff to not only preserve the welfare of all residents, but also the area itself as well. If a facility is neglected, areas prone to accidents can cause preventable injury to residents. If a nursing home environment causes emotional or physical discomfort or pain for residents, a nursing home negligence lawyer can step in immediately to resolve the problem.
The reports made by Medicare state that Lewis Memorial Christian Village failed to create areas free of accident risk, which caused injury in one recorded instance. Fire safety was also lacking, allowing for inaccessible exits and an absence of quarterly fire drill records.
About Lewis Memorial Christian Village
Offering a wide variety of living options, Lewis Memorial Christian Village is a non-profit nursing home located in Springfield, Illinois. The facility’s services include respite and hospice care, as well as short-term rehabilitation.
3400 West Washington
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 787-9600
Nursing Home Website
Always Receive the Proper Care
There is never an excuse for any form of abuse or neglect at a nursing home. If a nursing home can’t provide the care necessary to keep residents at their healthiest, contact an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer with Malman Law to represent any affected residents.