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Countryside Healthcare Center – Dolton,IL – 8/9/05

Fined for failure to provide supervision and monitoring of an entire wing of the facility. No staff were present during a 5- to-10-minute period. During this time, a resident was assaulted by two other residents and suffered severe facial lacerations, which required 26 stitches. The facility also failed to protect this resident from residents with a history of abuse toward other residents. The facility also failed to prevent a legally blind resident with a history of wandering from leaving the facility. The resident was found six to seven hours after he was discovered missing.

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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