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3 Rockford nursing homes cited for type “A” violations

The Illinois Department of Health recently released information about 3 Rockford nursing homes that were cited for type “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act. An “A” violation is the most serious licensure violation imposed by the state and pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result.

One of the Rockford nursing homes failed to start an IV access and give IV fluids as ordered by the doctor. As a result, the resident suffered dehydration which led to an abnormal heart rhythm and ultimately led to his death. The nursing home has been fined $75,000 for its abuse and neglect.

A second Rockford nursing home failed to assess its resident’s change in condition which progressed to a full cardiopulmonary arrest. Staff also failed to initiate CPR when the resident was found un-responsive. The facility has been fined $55,000 for its abuse and neglect.

The third Rockford nursing home administered the wrong medications to a resident, which resulted in a severe drop in the resident’s blood sugar levels. This medical malpractice resulted in the resident being taken to the ER for treatment. The facility was fined $20,000.

For the full release of violations cited.