New COVID-19 Deaths Reported Among Residents of Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care
Two Tazewell County residents have reportedly died after being infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care, officials announced.
News sources indicate the two COVID-19 patients were women in their 80s who were residents at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care, 2220 State St, Pekin. The facility, which is in the midst of an outbreak, has so far reported 52 cases and 5 deaths. No further information about the two residents was released, including whether or not they had any underlying health conditions.
Timbercreek’s corporate owner, Petersen Health Care, told the press that workers at the facility will continue to work with public health officials to take “appropriate, precautionary steps and recommended preventative actions to contain the virus and protect the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.”
Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care is a for-profit skilled nursing facility with 202 beds certified by Medicaid and Medicare. It has a one-star overall rating (much below average) on Medicare.gov and has received 28 health citations as of September 2019.
As of October 16, state health officials have confirmed 31,995 cases and 4,888 deaths in long-term care facilities across Illinois. Nursing homes like Timbercreek should have an infection control and prevention plan for disease outbreaks. Facilities that fail to protect their residents and employees from contagious diseases could be held liable for any resulting health complications or deaths.
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