August 13, 1998
TWO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES FINED
SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois Department of Public Health has taken disciplinary action against two downstate nursing homes:
Energy Specialized Living Center was fined $10,000 for failing to provide adequate care for two residents, including a 34-year-old male resident who died of pneumonia. While investigating a complaint, Department surveyors found facility staff did not document giving the resident an antibiotic prescribed by a physician to treat respiratory congestion, or document the resident's worsening condition, for more than a month.
Facility employees also failed to ensure adequate care was given to a 64-year-old female resident who showed signs of dehydration and possible kidney problems but did not receive updated physician orders for more than a month.
Energy Specialized Living Center did not request a hearing on the Department's action.
Turner Manor was fined $10,000 after an annual inspection revealed the facility failed to properly supervise residents and to have residents examined by a psychologist in a timely manner to prevent resident-on-resident abuse. Examples include--
Turner Manor has requested hearing on the Department's action. No hearing date has been set.
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