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Illinois nursing home resident wanders from facility

Failure to prevent an Illinois nursing home resident from leaving the facility unnoticed. The resident left the facility unnoticed after stating she was going to bed. She later appeared at a trailer park wearing nothing but underwear and a short-sleeve shirt in cold weather. Lebanon failed to keep the facility’s door alarms on, to contact police about a missing resident and to provide evidence that the resident’s elopement was thoroughly investigated.

The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/nursing_home_violations/quarterlyreports.htm

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