Fined for failure to prevent a resident from leaving the facility unsupervised. After hearing a door alarm sound, an employee looked outside before turning off the alarm. A resident wearing an electronic monitoring device had gotten outside and was standing in the parking lot at the time. The employee thought the resident was a visitor. The resident was found about 15 minutes later walking down the road about half a mile from the facility.
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