February 10, 1998
WOODSTOCK NURSING HOME FINED
FOR IMPROPER CARE OF A RESIDENT
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Woodstock Residence $10,000 for failing to provide proper care to an 88-year-old resident who fell and broke her leg. The 115-bed skilled care facility is located at 309 McHenry Ave., Woodstock.
Responding to a complaint, Department surveyors learned the woman fell from a bed when a staff member assisting her was distracted by another employee. The resident complained of severe leg pain immediately after the fall, but she was not referred for medical treatment or X- rays until two days later.
After an X-ray revealed her leg was fractured, the woman was not taken to a hospital for treatment until a day later.
As part of a mandatory plan of correction, the Department ordered Woodstock Residence to keep physicians informed of changes in a resident's condition and to properly monitor residents to determine the need for medical evaluation and treatment.
Woodstock Residence has requested a hearing on the Department's action. No hearing date has been scheduled.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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