In an instance of Illinois nursing home neglect, a resident who was supposed to be “intensely supervised” suffocated to death in his room as a result of being wedged between his mattress and bed. His body was lying on the floor of his room for more than two hours before being discovered. Nurses were in and out of the room giving care to other residents but did not notice the resident because of clutter around the bed.
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