February 11, 1998
CARBONDALE NURSING HOME
FINED FOR MEDICATION AND FEEDING DELAYS
SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Abbey of Carbondale $10,000 for failure to provide medications and feed residents at prescribed times. The 235-bed skilled care facility and skilled care facility for residents under 22 years old is located at 120 N. Tower Road in Carbondale.
During an annual inspection, Department surveyors observed afternoon medication rounds and feedings. They found --
Facility medication administration records did not note the prescription drugs or the feedings were given late, nor were any of the residents' physicians informed, as required by the facility's policy.
As part of a mandatory plan of correction, the Department has ordered Abbey of Carbondale to provide training to its employees regarding dispensing medications, properly recording drugs given and keeping physicians informed.
Abbey of Carbondale 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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