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Illinois Nursing Home Troubled by Violations

A Berwyn, Illinois nursing home has been hit with additional serious health violations. The Illinois Department of Health released an inspection report showing that investigators found six violations at the Berwyn Rehabilitation Center. One such violation stated that the nursing home failed to quickly treat patients with wounds. For two days, inspectors observed a woman with a large sore surrounded by dried blood receive no intervention or wound assessment. Inspectors also noticed another resident with a long redden area on the right cheek. Only after the inspector complained did the staff take notice. The inspectors noticed that the nursing home did not have a working mechanical lift to help residents out of bed, resulting in the facility not providing showers or getting some patients out of days. While the six violations were quite serious, they were much lower than the 25 violations that had been reported in July of 2008. The Berwyn nursing home was one of the 81 nursing homes in the Chicagoland area to receive a one-star quality rating by the federal government’s ranking system. To read more about the Berwyn home, click here.