A nurse at an Energy, Illinois nursing home admitted that she turned audible door alarms off because she could not talk on the phone while they were sounding. As a result a resident with an electronic monitoring device escaped from a facility, stole a van and drove 50 miles away. A farmer discovered the resident in his barn and notified local authorities.
The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/nursing_home_violations/quarterlyreports.htm