The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the following type “AA” and “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act recorded during the third quarter of 2016. An “AA” violation is cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that proximately caused a resident’s death. An “A” violation pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result, or has resulted.
The Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators can be found on IDPH’s website and contains additional information about the violations.
Metropolis Health Care Center, a 101-bed skilled care facility located at 2299 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, has been cited with an “AA” violation and fined $50,000 for failure to notify the physician, guardian, and family of a change in the condition of a patient and to provide nursing services for that resident who later died, and failure to get a pharmacy consult for a drug interaction for another resident. The facility is scheduled for a status conference on October 19, 2016.
The Mosaic of Springfield, a 251-bed skilled care facility located at 555 West Carpenter, Springfield, has been cited with an “A” violation and fined $25,000 for failure to assess and monitor a change in a resident’s condition resulting in hospitalization, as well as failure to assess fall risk and implement prevention measures. The facility waived its right to a hearing and paid $16,250.
Franklin Grove Living and Rehab, a 132-bed skilled care facility located at 502 North State Street, Franklin Grove, has been cited with an “AA” violation and fined $50,000 for failure to ensure proper working mechanical equipment was being used to appropriately lift residents, and failure to record the problem so it would not happen again. The failure resulted in a fall that contributed to a resident’s death. The facility had a prehearing conference on October 4, 2016.
Cahokia Nursing and Rehab Center, a 150-bed skilled care facility located at 2 Annable Court, Cahokia, has been cited with an “A” violation and fined $25,000 for failure to follow its fire evacuation policy and ensure that all personnel were adequately trained, resulting in 14 residents being taken to the hospital. The facility is scheduled for a prehearing on October 19, 2016.
Way-Fair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 104-bed skilled care facility located at 305 Northwest 11th Street, Fairfield, has been cited with an “AA” violation and fined $50,000 for failure to report a change in a condition for two residents requiring tube feeding, leading to aspiration. The facility is scheduled for a prehearing on November 2, 2016.