Palos Hills Extended Care, an Illinois nursing home, was fined for failure to prevent a resident, who had a history of wandering, from leaving the facility unnoticed. The resident was returned unharmed after a nearby homeowner informed the facility the woman had knocked on the door. It was later discovered that a door alarm at the facility had been unplugged by a nurse aid because it was too noisy.
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