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River View Manor – Loves Park, IL – 5/20/05

Fined for failure to provide adequate nursing care to meet the needs of residents. A nurse did not provide proper diabetic care for a resident whose blood sugar was low. Instead, she gave the diabetic resident sugar-free orange juice, which would not improve his condition, and his physician was not notified. Another resident received insulin twice within a week even though she is not a diabetic and had to be hospitalized both times for hypoglycemic reactions. In addition, a Department surveyor reviewed the records of seven other diabetic residents and found problems with their care.

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