Winecrest Nursing Center, a Chicago nursing home, was fined for failure to provide adequate supervision and to take all necessary precautions to ensure a resident’s environment remains as free of accident hazards as possible. A resident, who had a history of setting fires when he was upset with his wife, started a fire in his room. The facility took no safety precautions to safeguard and closely monitor the resident after he came back early from being out on a pass because of a personal problem with his wife. The facility also failed to check the resident for smoking materials upon his return.
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