State police are looking into claims that a nurse’s aide threatened to cut a 68-year-old man’s throat, slapped a woman in the face, taunted and insulted another disabled and sick adults and took food away from a hungry resident of Golden Moments Senior Care Center in Jacksonville, Illinois. It appears that the incidents went on for several months before being reported to an administrator. The Illinois Department of Public Health has levied $20,000 in fines against the 113 bed nursing home in connection with the allegations. The inspection report indicated that the resident had been complaining about the elderly abuse for weeks and that several staff members knew about the suspected physical and mental abuse of resident. However, these employees failed to report the situation to their superiors. The fines were based on the nursing home’s duty to protect residents from abuse and the staff’s delay in taking action. The nurse’s aide was fired from the Golden Moments Senior Care Center. Public Health has begun to pursue discipline against one of the former nurse’s aide so that he can be declared an abuser on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry. To read more about the nursing home abuse, please click the link.
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