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Amberwood Nursing & Rehab Center – Rockford, IL – 7/12/2006

Amberwood Nursing & Rehab Center has been fined $55,000 in relation to four separate incidents for failing to: (1) access/monitor a resident’s health condition and report changes to the resident’s doctor, which resulted in the resident requiring emergency hospitalization for sepsis, (2) assure the safety of a resident with mental retardation who left the facility and was found walking on a busy street, (3) supervise and monitor the whereabouts of a resident who had fallen in the shower and died, (4) supervise a resident while smoking, which put the safety of other residents at risk.

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