Terrace Nursing Home was fined $11,000 for failure to ensure that 24 residents at risk for abuse remain free from abuse by a staff person. The facility also failed to thoroughly investigate allegations of physical and verbal abuse by a staffer against a resident. This failure resulted in the resident suffering fear and exposure to verbal abuse by the staffer after the initial allegation of physical abuse. This failure also permitted the staffer to continue to verbally abuse other residents. The facility has not requested a hearing on the Department’s action.
The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators.