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State Cites Nursing Home for Neglect

State Investigators say a woman recovering from spine surgery died of a massive stroke in June after a nursing home failed to give her a medication prescribed to prevent blood clots. The doctor’s order was incorrectly transcribed by a nurse at the nursing home. The nursing home committed nursing home negligence by failing to spot the error. The nurse who made the prescription error was fired and the staff has been retrained. The nursing home has been bought by Health Properties of Chicago. Inspectors found 23 rule violations. Nursing home violations are indicative of nursing home abuse. To read more about the prescription error, please click the link.