|October 26, 2001
SUMNER NURSING HOME FINED FOR INADEQUATE SUPERVISION
SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined CLC Sumner $5,000 (Statement of Violation) for failure to provide adequate supervision to prevent a resident from leaving the facility unsupervised. The 82-bed skilled care facility is located at No. 1 Poplar Drive in Sumner.
Responding to an incident report, Department investigators learned a 75-year-old resident, who had dementia, left the facility unnoticed for as long as two hours. Staff were notified by a neighbor of CLC who saw a man coming out of a wooded area near the facility.
When staff found the resident, he was exhausted, disheveled, muddy and had some bruising under his right eye. Staff noticed the resident had light bruising on his left shoulder, a tick on his scalp and mosquito bites on his back, shoulder and arms.
Staff were unable to determine how or when the resident left the facility and they indicated all door alarms were working.
A Department-ordered plan of correction required the facility to note changes in a resident's behavior or condition in his or her medical record; to notify a resident's physician after incidents or injuries; and to train staff on how to assess resident risk of elopement and to identify -- more add 1 and monitor high-risk residents.
CLC Sumner has requested a hearing on the Department's action. No hearing date has been set.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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