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The State Journal-Register is reporting that the Illinois Attorney General’s office has conducted a sweep at the Golden Moments Senior Care Center in Jacksonville, Illinois. This was the 11th sweep of an Illinois nursing home in the past several months. There were five former sex offenders living in the nursing home. The nursing home was targeted because it had not complied with risk assessments for three of these five residents. Although the felons are placed in their own separate rooms, the attorney general’s office believes that this puts the other residents at risk for being abused by the felons. These risk assessments are mandated by state law. To learn more about this Illinois nursing home raid, please check out the link.

This is not the first time that Golden Moments Senior Care Center has been under attack. In February of this year, they were fined for $50,000 for nursing home abuse after the wrongful death of a 74-year-old resident. In this case, the resident choked on food despite staffer’s awareness that he had a risk of choking on food. In 2009, the nursing home was fined $20,000 after the home was accused of failing to keep residents from being mentally, verbally and physically abused. Staff members were causing residents to cry and were slapped in the face.

Nursing homes that have a history of elderly abuse and neglect must be closely watched by government entities. This Jacksonville nursing home has several documented cases of abuse that have spanned a great deal of time. The type of violations that the nursing home has been guilty of has varied a great deal. This shows that the nursing home has difficulties not only keeping track of residents, but their employees as well. If you or a family member have been injured as a result of negligence at Golden Moments or any Illinois nursing home, please consult a Chicago nursing home attorney to discuss your potential claim.

State officials have fined the Golden Moments Senior Care Center in Jacksonville, Illinois $50,000. The nursing home was fined for poor care that has been connected with the wrongful death of a 74-year-old resident who choked on food. The elderly man was developmentally disabled and staffers knew that he had a risk of chocking on food. The nursing home employees did not feed the patient a proper diet. An Illinois Department of Public Health report revealed that the man had no teeth and should have ground up meat. However, the nursing home gave the victim a piece of ham that had only been torn into pieces. The man then collapsed and died upon eating the ham. The coroner found ham pieces and mashed potatoes lying next to his body and a wad of ham the “size of a tangerine” in his windpipe. The coroner than filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Golden Moments Senior Center has already faced fines after an employee was accused of nursing home abuse. This nursing home has been the center of many posts on this nursing home negligence blog as well. If you have had problems with Golden Moments Senior Center, please contact a Chicago nursing home lawyer. To read more about the choking incident, please click the link.

A Jacksonville, Illinois nursing home is alleged to have failed to keep six residents from being mentally, verbally or physically abused. This has prompted $20,000 in fines and a nursing home negligence investigation by the state’s attorney’s office. The Illinois Department of Public Health levied the fine against the Golden Moments Senior Care Center after the nursing home told the state about ascertains against a former employee. One of these allegations was that a resident was abused when staff forcefully held him down and threatened to cut this throat, causing home to cry. Another resident was abused when staff took away her fingernail polish and food and slapped her in the face. Some residents told investigators that their food or drinks were taken and thrown away or locked up. Some staff members recorded themselves making fun of residents. Two employees were fired over the nursing home abuse. The state investigation shows that 57 residents at the facility complained for at least two weeks to other employees about the nursing home abuse. Also inspectors noted that there were housekeeping and maintenance issues at the nursing home and that the nursing home did not have a registered nurse on duty for eight hours seven days a week. Golden Moments Senior Care Center is rated a “one” on a scale of “one” to “five” by U.S. News and World Report. To read more about the Illinois nursing home abuse, please click the link.

State police are looking into claims that a nurse’s aide threatened to cut a 68-year-old man’s throat, slapped a woman in the face, taunted and insulted another disabled and sick adults and took food away from a hungry resident of Golden Moments Senior Care Center in Jacksonville, Illinois. It appears that the incidents went on for several months before being reported to an administrator. The Illinois Department of Public Health has levied $20,000 in fines against the 113 bed nursing home in connection with the allegations. The inspection report indicated that the resident had been complaining about the elderly abuse for weeks and that several staff members knew about the suspected physical and mental abuse of resident. However, these employees failed to report the situation to their superiors. The fines were based on the nursing home’s duty to protect residents from abuse and the staff’s delay in taking action. The nurse’s aide was fired from the Golden Moments Senior Care Center. Public Health has begun to pursue discipline against one of the former nurse’s aide so that he can be declared an abuser on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry. To read more about the nursing home abuse, please click the link.

If you or a loved one has experienced inferior care at Golden Moments, our nursing home attorneys may be able to help. Please contact us at 312-332-2872 for a free consultation from an Illinois lawyer regarding your case.

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