Danville Care Center and Gardenview Manor, two nursing homes in the Danville area, were both cited with Type AA violations and have each been fined $50,000 in connection to alleged violations that led to resident deaths. This information was released this week by the Illinois Department of Public Health in its first quarter nursing home violation report.
Type AA violations are given “when there is a condition or occurrence at a facility that proximately caused a resident’s death”. This violation is the third in four consecutive months for Gardenview Manor, a 213-bed facility located at 14792 Catlin-Tilton Road in Danville. Authorities say the facility failed to properly assess a particular resident’s risk for falls and serious injury and institute the correct safeguards accordingly. The resident suffered a serious fall that resulted in serious injuries that led to the individual’s unfortunate death.
The other facility, Danville Care Center, received the Type AA violation in March. The facility failed to “honor a resident’s Advanced Directive and provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation when the resident was found unresponsive.” According to the News Gazette story, the facility has requested a hearing.
At Spiros Law, we believe that the elderly should be treated with the utmost care and compassion at all times. When we place our loved ones in the care of an elder care facility, we have a reasonable expectation that our loved ones will be tended to and cared for with respect and dignity. Failure to safeguard the health and well-being of a parent or grandparent is unacceptable. If your loved one has suffered injury or worse due to the negligent actions of a caregiver or facility, do not hesitate to contact us immediately to discuss your rights and the actions you may take to hold them accountable.