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Medina Nursing Center – Durand, IL – 7/26/05

Fined for failure to prevent a resident from leaving the facility unsupervised. After hearing a door alarm sound, an employee looked outside before turning off the alarm. A resident wearing an electronic monitoring device had gotten outside and was standing in the parking lot at the time. The employee thought the resident was a visitor. The resident was found about 15 minutes later walking down the road about half a mile from the facility.

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