September 5, 2000
WOODSTOCK NURSING HOME FINED
SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Woodstock Residence $10,000 (Statement of Violation) for failure to take the necessary precautions to assure a residents safety. The 115-bed skilled care facility is located at 309 McHenry Ave. in Woodstock.
Responding to a complaint, Department surveyors learned an 85-year-old resident was injured when she became wedged between the mattress and side rail on her bed. The woman was treated for a puncture wound to her left eye.
After interviewing maintenance staff, surveyors determined that a recent supply of side rails did not fit securely against the bed mattresses, which allowed the mattresses to slide creating a gap on one side of the bed. The facility has since begun bolting the side rails to the bed frames to alleviate the problem.
A Department-ordered plan of correction required the facility to take all necessary precautions to keep the residents environment free from accident hazards.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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