Fined for failure to provide adequate nursing care. The facility did not check a diabetic resident’s blood sugar level before giving him insulin. The resident had a hypoglycemic reaction and went into cardiac arrest. Twelve other diabetic residents had problems with the management of their diabetes related to missing blood sugar monitoring, wrong doses of insulin and insulin not given as ordered or not given at all.
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