Cedarwood Health Care Center – Decatur, IL – 6/14/05

Fined for failure to check the Nurse Aide Registry prior to allowing a new employee to provide direct resident care. This resulted in a certified nursing assistant, who had a finding of abuse on the Nurse Aide Registry and a disqualifying crime, being verbally abusive to a resident. After the facility’s investigation, the employee was fired.

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

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