December 13, 2004
TWO PEORIA FACILITIES DISCIPLINED
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health has disciplined two Peoria long-term care facilities:
Rosewood Care Center was fined $10,000 (Statement of Violation) for failing to provide treatment to a resident who told staff someone had thrown coffee in his lap. Staff did not examine the resident and the blisters and burns to his thighs were not discovered until 90 minutes later when he was taken to the toilet. The resident was admitted to the hospital with second-degree burns on his thighs.
Sharon Health Care Willows was fined $5,000 (Statement of Violation) for failing to monitor the whereabouts of a resident who required constant supervision and to monitor the locking device on an exit through which the resident had previously left the facility.
The resident, who had a history of leaving the facility unattended, left the facility without staff knowledge and was missing for 27 hours before being discovered about 12 blocks from the facility by an off-duty employee.
When the resident was returned to the facility, his electronic monitoring device was tested and found to be working. Staff determined the resident left through a door that was not locked and the alarm was turned off.
Both facilities have requested hearings on the Department’s actions. No hearing dates have been scheduled.
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535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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