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Alden Heather Rehab and Health Care Center – Harvey, Illinois Nursing Home Neglect

A resident with a history of wandering and whose whereabouts were supposed to be monitored every two hours escaped from the facility and was found frozen to death in an alley behind the Illinois nursing home. The nurses’ notes did not reveal that the resident was being monitored and an IDPH survey revealed that the front door of the facility did not have an alarm.

The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the website: