Forest Pavillion, an Illinois Nursing Home was fined for failure to assess and treat a resident’s left knee pain and swelling for five days. The staff neglected the nursing home resident for 5 days. When the resident first complained of pain, she was given medication. After still experiencing pain, she was given stronger medication but staff did not evaluate the pain or its origin. An X-Ray taken after three days showed the resident had a broken leg that later needed surgery. The facility did not investigate how or when the fracture occurred.
The facility also failed to protect a cognitively-impaired resident from another resident who had a history of sexually inappropriate behavior with her and to have a treatment plan in place to address this continued behavior.
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