April 19, 2006

Inattentive nursing care to blame for citations at 3 Chicago-are nursing homes

by Levin & Perconti

During February, the following homes were cited for violations that could have led to the harm or death of residents:

• Manorcare in Palos Heights was fined $25,000 when a resident who was not provided with insulin treatment and services for two months was admitted to the hospital with high blood sugar levels.
• Prarie Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chicago Heights was fined $20,000 for failure to supervise a resident who suffered fourth degree burns from spilled coffee during a mealtime.
• Torrence Place in Sauk Village was fined $20,000 when a resident burned over 30% of his body because bath temperatures were too hot.

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