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IDPH issues nearly $3.3 million in fines to nursing homes in third quarter

21 Dec 2022 6:56 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Nearly $3.3 million in fines were issued to 202 nursing homes during the third quarter of this year, according to recent data from the Department of Public Health.

Six homes received $50,000 fines for “type AA” violations that led to the death of residents. Those include:

·    Good Samaritan Pontiac for failing to assess a resident’s risk for a fall, resulting in them falling in the shower and subsequently dying from their injuries.

·    Heritage Health Chillicothe for failing to provide diabetic monitoring, necessary equipment and medication for a patient, resulting in them becoming comatose and dying from diabetic ketoacidosis.

·    Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor for failing to thoroughly assess a resident in distress and contacting a physician for further guidance, leading to their death. 

·    Parc Joliet for failing to ensure a resident was free from neglect, leading them to not receive glucose monitoring and scheduled insulin.

·    Shawnee Senior Living for failing to identify, monitor and treat pressure wounds for three residents reviewed for pressure ulcers. One individual was later hospitalized with abnormal labs and died.

·    Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chicago for failing to provide medication for the treatment of a seizure disorder for a resident. The resident, who was later found unconscious and experiencing seizures, died.

In addition, 104 homes received “type A” violations for incidents with a “substantial probability” for death or serious mental or physical harm. 

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