Illinois nursing home Palos Hills Extended care allowed a resident to wander from the facility

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:

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