May 9, 2005
APRIL NURSING HOME VIOLATION
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the following type “A” violation of the Nursing Home Care Act for the month of April 2005.
The statement of violation can be obtained by visiting the Department’s Web site at www.idph.state.il.us and clicking on the phrase “statement of violation” contained in the paragraph about the facility.
South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 240-bed skilled care facility located at 2649 E. 75 th St. in Chicago, has been fined $5,000 (Statement of Violation) for failure to provide adequate supervision to two residents. A resident, who had a history of wandering, left the facility unnoticed. She was found by paramedics and taken to a local hospital. Another resident, who was blind and not able to get around by himself, was dropped off at an appointment without an escort. The resident never saw the doctor because he remained in the lobby until the driver returned. The facility has not yet requested a hearing, but is still within the allotted time to do so.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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