LAWRENCEVILLE, IL -(Effingham Radio)- Earlier today the Illinois Department of Public Health Released their first Nursing Home Quartely Violations for 2018.
In that report multiple nursing homes were cited for violations ranging from minor to possibly fatal throughout the quarter.
Of those nursing homes, The United Methodist Village, located in Lawrenceville was cited with “A” violations.
According to IDPH, “An “A” violation pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result, or has resulted.”
We acquired the detailed report of the multiple reported violations, and they were mainly related to abuse & neglect.
According to the report many of the regulations were not met including, but not limited to:
- Failing to identify fall hazards; intervene to prevent future falls
- Neglect on reports of pain
- Ignoring patient concerns, and not complying to patient needs
- Failure to treat/observe multiple minor injuries of falls
The Nursing Home was contacted for further comment, however no was was available to speak at this time.
Other Nursing Homes Fined for Violations Near Our Listening Area Include:
- Helia Health Care of Champaign
- Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab in Lebanon
- Parents & Firends of the SLC in Swansea
- Rosewood Care Center of Alton
- Integrity HC of Wood River
To view the full list of violating nursing homes from this past quarter, follow the link below:
UPDATE (4:02 P.M.) In recent update, United Methodist Village’s Attorney, Nick Lynn, spoke with us about the report.
He stated, “the report published by IDPH is merely an allegation, and United Methodist’s Village denies any, and all allegations made by them,”
Lynn added that since the allegations were made, the nursing home has since filed an appeal with IDPH
attorney Nick Lynn added that because of the home have to make the request for appeal in a timely manner, it does not stop IDPH from releasing their quarterly report.
Now that the appeal has been filed the home awaits confirmation for a date in which they will meet with a Judge to discuss what will happen in the future.