The Illinois Department of Health recently released information about two Rockford nursing homes that were cited for type “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act. An “A” violation is the most serious licensure violation imposed by the state and pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result. One home was fined $6,000 for its nursing home abuse and neglect in failing to supervise a newly admitted resident who had a history of wandering. The resident was later found in the facility parking lot. The second home was fined $20,000 for failure to ensure that residents are free of medication errors. Two residents were given the wrong medication.
For the full release of violations cited.