A patient died when an employee sustained a serious head injury in a fall. Earlier in the evening, an employee had removed the resident’s oxygen and, with the help of three other staff members, injected him with a large dose of an anti-psychotic drug that was not ordered by a physician. In another incident, the facility failed to assess and monitor the condition of a diabetic resident, who was not receiving prescribed insulin injections. The facility was fined for failure to prevent abuse or neglect of a resident and to properly assess and monitor the condition of another resident who was insulin dependent.
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