Helia Healthcare of Carbondale – Carbondale, IL – 7/27/05

Fined for failure to provide adequate supervision to prevent a resident from leaving the facility unnoticed. The resident was found five miles away and taken to a hospital emergency department suffering from dehydration. The facility’s investigation found an exit door alarm was low pitched and could not be heard by staff.

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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