Fined for failure to have a system to correctly identify residents prior to the administration of medications, to respond appropriately to hypoglycemic episodes, and to follow physician’s orders when resident’s blood glucose levels fell below the established parameters. These failures contributed to a resident having four significant episodes of hypoglycemia, including one that resulted in hospitalization. The facility also failed to recognize a heat emergency, to implement procedures to ensure the well being of residents and to have a detailed written heat emergency plan. The facility’s cooling system was not functioning and inside temperatures reached more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
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