July 11, 1997
THREE CENTRAL ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES DISCIPLINED
SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois Department of Public Health has taken disciplinary action against three central Illinois nursing homes:
McKinley Terrace, a 204-bed skilled care facility located at 2530 N. Monroe St., Decatur, in Macon County.
Countryview Living Center, a 110-bed intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled located at Main Street and Route 121, Latham, in Logan County.
Lexington House Nursing Center, a 52-bed intermediate care facility located at 301 S. Vine St., Lexington, in McLean County.
McKinley Terrace was fined $10,000 for failing to provide a resident with emergency care after a 76-year-old male resident became trapped between the frame and siderails on his bed. Facility employees called 911 when they could not free the man, but did not provide life-supporting measures. The man died shortly after being extricated by emergency rescue workers.
Countryview Living Center was fined $10,000 for failing to meet the nursing needs of its residents. In the course of an annual survey, Department surveyors discovered instances where residents were not properly monitored and weighed to ensure they received adequate nourishment:
Other violations noted included failure to properly care for incontinent residents, feeding a resident with a feeding tube while the resident was laying flat and not ensuring a resident received physical therapy per a physician's order. The Department also fined Countryview $10,000 earlier this year for not meeting the nursing needs of the residents.
Lexington House Nursing Center was fined $10,000 for two instances of resident abuse:
McKinley Terrace, Countryview Living Center and Lexington House Nursing Center have requested hearings on the Department's actions. No hearing dates have been set.
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