A resident died when staff failed to provide adequate care to a resident with diabetes after a finger stick test revealed a low blood sugar level. The resident was found unresponsive and paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. During the Department’s investigation, surveyors also found that an employee hired as a registered nurse was not licensed to practice nursing in the state of Illinois.
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