PEORIA — Manor Court of Peoria, a skilled nursing facility at Liberty Village of Peoria, 6900 N. Stalworth, was cited in November by the Illinois Department of Public Health with three violations related to the abuse of two residents.
According to the report, which was released Thursday in a statewide listing of nursing home citations, two residents were abused in separate incidents, on Oct. 31 and Nov. 3. A certified nursing assistant forcefully restrained the residents while caring for them, the report said. One resident suffered skin tears. The second had bruising on the wrist, eye and upper arm and has become fearful of caregivers since the incident, the report said.
Employees are not allowed to forcefully restrain residents while caring for them, the report said. If they become combative, caregivers are instructed to walk away and try again later or have another staff member try to care for the resident.
The report said Manor Court “failed to ensure staff reported the act of physical abuse immediately to the administrator, failed to protect two residents from physical abuse, and failed to remove the alleged perpetrator … from the facility immediately after witnessed the abuse of the two (patients).”
A news release from the state Department of Public Health said the facility was fined $25,000 for the violations.