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First Quarter 2010 Illinois Nursing Home Violatons Released

I think one of the best method’s in evaluating the state of nursing home performance within each state is Picture-143to look at the quarterly ratings from the Department of Health.

Though nationalized star-ratings of nursing homes can be a helpful factor in the evaluation of a facility, a far more accurate assessment of nursing homes can be gleaned from evaluating both the facilities individualized long-term track record and the accompanying survey findings.

In Illinois, our State’s Department of Health does a really good job maintaining its website and providing information regarding nursing home violations throughout the state. Though there many links to surveys at particular facilities are provided on-line, other survey results can be request via a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request from the state as well.

Though certainly not the most interestingly written pieces around– nor are they intended to be– the nursing home inspection reports, referred to as ‘surveys’, provide the most accurate accounting of the living conditions in each facility.  Surveys are generally conducted by state-trained investigators who may be called in to a facility for a specific investigation or to simply to conduct an annual review.

Utilizing standardized forms, the surveys indicate:

  • Name and location of each facility
  • Date survey was performed
  • Summary of each deficiency
  • A plan of correction (if one was provided) by each facility

In reviewing the First Quarter 2010 survey results, 33 Illinois nursing homes received some type of notice of violation and 19 of the offending facilities received fines.

The amount of the fine imposed on the facility is dependent upon the nature of the facilities conduct as well as if there was an injury to the patient.
First Quarter Nursing Home Fines:

$500 = 2
$5,000 = 2
$10,000 = 7
$15,000 = 2
$20,000 = 6
$23,000 = 1
$30,000 = 2
$35,000 = 2

This quarter the Department of Health handed out $384,000 in fines to 23 facilities.  The lowest fine, $500 was to South Lawn Sheltered Care and the highest fine ($35,000) went to White Hall Nursing & Rehab Center and Barry Community Care Center.

Incidentally, White Hall has the dubious distinction of being cited two times within the quarter (along with South Lawn Sheltered Care.

As usual, we will be detailing the specific incidents related to the fines at various nursing homes in upcoming Nursing Homes Abuse Blog entries.

Related:

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Nursing Home Spotlight: Warren Barr Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

Adloff Place
50 Adloff Lane
Springfield, Illinois 62703

On January 21, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000. A hearing has been requested.

Arden Courts of Geneva
2388 Bricher Road
Geneva, Illinois 60134

On February 18, 2010, sent Notice of Type “a” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Barry Community Care Center
1313 Pratt Street
Barry, Illinois 62312

On January 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $35,000. A hearing has been requested.

Belhaven Nursing and Rehab Center
11401 South Oakley Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60643

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Bridgeview Health Care Center
8100 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

California Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center
2829 South California Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60608

On January 21, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $5000. A hearing has been requested.

Central Baptist Village
4747 North Canfield Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Clearbrook Center
3201 West Campbell Street
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Collinsville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
614 North Summit
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

On February 4, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000. A hearing has been requested.

Edwardsville Terrace
808 Southwest Place
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

On January 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000. A hearing has been requested.

Fairview Nursing Plaza
321 Arnold Avenue
Rockford, Illinois 61108

On January 13, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Fox River Pavillion
400 East New York Street
Aurora, Illinois 60505

On January 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000. A hearing has been requested.

Hammond House
6701 South Morgan
Chicago, Illinois 60621

On January 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000.

Illinois Veterans’ Home at LaSalle
1015 O’Connor Avenue
LaSalle, Illinois 61301

On March 12, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000.

Kanthak House
724 Second Avenue
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

On February 4, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $5,000. A hearing has been requested.

Kewanee Care Home
144 Junior Avenue
Kewanee, Illinois 61443

On January 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Lincoln Manor
2650 North Monroe Street
Decatur, Illinois 62526

On February 19, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $30,000. A hearing has been requested.

Marklund Richard Home
1S 410 Wyatt Drive
Geneva, Illinois 60134

On March 12, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.
Orchard Court
1430 State Route 127 South
Jonesboro, Illinois 62952

On January 5, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating ot the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Parents & Friends of the Specialized Living Center
1450 Caseyville Avenue
Swansea, Illinois 62226

On January 21, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Park House
2320 South Lawndale
Chicago, Illinois 60623

On January 8, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000. A hearing has been scheduled.

Park Place
205 Park Avenue
Pana, Illinois 62557

On March 12, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $30,000. A hearing has been requested.

Pershing Convalescent Home
3900 South Oak Park Avenue
Stickney, Illinois 60402

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Riviera Manor
490 West 16th Place
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed for 07-C0140 and Reduced for 07-S0016, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Saint Clare Home
5533 North Galena Road
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61614

On March 12, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $25,000.

Salem Village Nursing & Rehab
1314 Rowell Avenue
Joliet, Illinois 60433

On March 4, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Somerset Place
5009 North Sheridan
Chicago, Illinois 60640

On January 8, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” & “B” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $23,000. A hearing has been requested.

South Lawn Sheltered Care
512 South Franklin
Bunker Hill, Illinois 62014

On February 4, 2010, sent Notice of Type Repeat “B” Violation relating to the area of maintenance and Notice of Fine Assessment of $500. A hearing has been requested.

South Lawn Sheltered Care
512 South Franklin
Bunker Hill, Illinois 62014

On February 4, 2010, sent Notice of Type Repeat “B” Violation relating to the area of maintenance and Notice of Fine Assessment of $500. A hearing has been requested.

Sterling Pavilion
105 East 23rd Street
Sterling, Illinois 61081

By Final Order, Violations Affirmed, Fine Assessments Reduced, Notice of Conditional License and Revocation Action Withdrawn.

Swann Special Care Center
109 Kenwood Road
Champaign, Illinois 61821

By Final Order, Violations Affirmed, Fine Assessments Reduced, Notice of Conditional License and Revocation Action Withdrawn.

Westside Rehab & Care Center
601 North Columbia
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896

By Final Order, Violations Affirmed, Fine Assessments Reduced, Notice of Conditional License and Revocation Action Withdrawn.
White Hall Nursing & Rehab Center
620 West Bridgeport
White Hall, Illinois 62092

On February 4, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000.

White Hall Nursing & Rehab Center
620 West Bridgeport
White Hall, Illinois 62092

On March 12, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $35,000.

For more information on nursing homes in Chicago look here. For laws related to Illinois nursing homes, look here.

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