A resident in an Aurora Illinois nursing home facility identified as a suicide risk was placed in a room on the forth floor with an open window. He jumped from the window and died. Suicide risks are not to be left alone and should be given a room on the first floor according to the facilities own suicide prevention policy. The resident’s fourth floor room was the furthest from the nurses’ station. The resident was admitted to the facility the day before and the staff was told by the resident’s physician to implement suicide precautions.
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