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Independence Place – Herrin, IL – 5/22/2006

Independence Place was fined $25,000 for failure to implement their policy prohibiting neglect when they failed to develop and implement a nursing plan of care to address a resident’s increased risk for falls. The resident suffered a fall which resulted in multiple face fractures. The facility also failed to notify the resident’s guardian of the fall and did not follow doctor’s orders to monitor the resident upon discharge after the fall.

The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators.