Ponds of Wealshire – Lincolnshire, IL – 3/7/05

Fined for failure to have sufficient staff to supervise and protect a resident who left the facility unnoticed. The man was spotted by a cab driver wandering down a major highway about three miles from the facility, wearing only a thin windbreaker in sub-zero weather. An employee heard the alarm sound when the resident exited and looked out the window and checked the stairwell, but did not check outside.

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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