Three Chicago nursing homes were recently cited for type “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act by the Illinois Department of Health. One home has been fined $27,500 for its nursing home abuse and neglect in failing to ensure a resident who had a history of suicidal attempts did not possess a massive quantity of medications. The resident ingested pills and overdosed on narcotics. The resident was taken to a hospital where he died. The second nursing home has been fined $17,500 for failure to follow policy and procedure in monitoring blood sugar levels. The staff failed to report seriously abnormal blood sugar levels to a resident’s doctor, resulting in the resident being hospitalized. The third nursing home has been fined $60,000 for failing to comply with its plan of correction. Nursing staff failed to monitor and document changes in the conditions of two residents and failed to notify their doctors. As a result, two residents were hospitalized and one later died.
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