Fined for failure to provide necessary care and services to a resident who was to receive a medicinal patch every 72 hours for chronic pain. The resident was taken to the hospital due to a change in mental status and increased lethargy. Emergency department staff found that the resident had three patches on his body, as well as a soiled catheter. The nurse responsible for placing the patches on the resident was terminated for negligence.
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