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Illinois Nursing Homes Continue To Rack Up Fines In 3rd Quarter Of 2010

As is becoming somewhat of a regular feature at the Nursing Homes Abuse Blog, I like to take a bit of a closer look at the facilities appearing on the Quarterly list of nursing home violators as published by the Illinois Department of Health.

llinois Nursing Homes Continue To Rack Up FinesMore than anything, when you look at the list on the whole, it provides the most accurate account of the state of nursing homes in Illinois.  Forty-eight Illinois Nursing Homes appear on the list of violators and a total of $545,000 in fines were handed out by IDPH.

When you look at the list of nursing home violators, you see many of the frequent players who seem to make appearances on this dubious list. Dare I say that the these facilities simply don’t give a damn?  Until the IDPH begins to throw some muscle behind their regulatory powers, these facilities will continue to view their violations as nothing more than the cost of doing business.

Among some of the more interesting facts from the 2010 3rd Quarter:

  • 3 facilities were cited two or more times (Alden Princeton Rehab & HCC, Galesburg, Kenwood HCC)
  • 33 of 48 facilities on the list were issued monetary fines
  • Dispensed fines range from $5,000 to $55,000 per facility, comprised of the following fines:
  • $5,000 = 3 (Country Club Terrace, Renaissance at Hillside, Saint Clare Home)
  • $10,000 = 15
  • $15,000 = 5
  • $20,000 = 5
  • $25,000 = 1
  • $30,000 = 1
  • $40,000 = 1
  • $45,000 = 1
  • $55,000 = 1 (Collinsville Rehab & HCC)

If you have a family member at these facilities, you simply may take notice of these problems an say ‘enough is enough’ and begin looking for another facility.  However, if you’re like most families there really may be few alternatives and I encourage you to pay special attention to the care of your loved one.  If you do suspect poor care or abuse, I strongly suggest you report the condition to local police and /or the IDPH.

1. Alden Poplar Creek Rehab & HCC

1545 Barrington Road

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60194

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

2. Alden Princeton Rehab & HCC

255 West 69th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60621

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

3. Alden Village North

7464 Sheridan Road

Chicago, Illinois 60626

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

4. Alden Wentworth Rehab & HCC

201 West 69th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60621

On August 5, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000. A hearing has been requested.

5. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center

4900 North Bernard

Chicago, Illinois 60625

On August 20, 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.

6. Bethesda Lutheran Home – Montgomery

1205 South Spencer

Aurora, Illinois 60505

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

7. Broadway Terrace

43 Broadway

Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

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

8. California Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center

2829 South California Coulevard

Chicago, Illinois 60608

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

9. Cambridge Nursing & Rehab Center

9615 North Knox Avenue

Skokie, Illinois 60076

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

10. Centralia Manor

1910 East McCord Route 161 East

Centralia, Illinois 62801

On July 27, 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.

11. Chamness Square

340 Heritage Drive

Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

 

On August 5, 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.

 

12. Champaign County Nursing Home

500 South Art Bartell Drive

Urbana, Illinois 61802

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

13. Collinsville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

614 North Summit

Collinsville, Illinois 62234

On July 15, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $55,000. A hearing has been requested.

 

14. Columbus Manor Resident Care Home

5107-21 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, Illinois 60644

 

On August 18, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of Nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000. A hearing has been requested.

 

15. Country Club Terrace

4900 West 183rd Street

Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478

On July 15, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating oto the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $5000. A hearing was requested. By Final Order, Violation Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn

16. Evergreen Health Care Center

10124 South Kedzie

Evergreen Park, Illinois 60805

On July 13, 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.

17. Evergreen Nursing & Rehab Center

1115 North Wenthe

Effington, Illinois 62401

On August 23, 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.

18. Freeburg Terrace

#4 Hill Mine Road

Freeburg, Illinois 62243

On September28, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

19. Galesburg Terrace

1145 Frank Street

Galesburg, Illinois 61401

On July 16, 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.

On September 30, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $25,000.

20. Golfview Developmental Center

9555 West Golf Road

Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

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

21. Group Home #3

302 Bachman Lane

Godfrey, Illinois 62035

On August 6, 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.

22. Hammett House

1845 1st Avenue

Sterling, Illinois 61081

On July 8, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been rescheduled.

23. Heritage Manor-Bloomington

700 East Walnut

Bloomington, Illinois 61701

On August 6, 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.

24. Joliet Terrace

2230 McDonough

Joliet, Illinois 60712

On August 5, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing was requested. By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn

25. Kenwood Healthcare Center

6125 South Kenwood

Chicago, Illinois 60637

On August 18, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000. A hearing has been requested.

On August 20, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000

26. Knox Estates

P.O. Box 706, Engle Drive

Streator, Illinois 61364

On September 30,2010, 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.

27. Maple Terrace

1510 North 4th Street

Quincy, Illinois 62301

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

28. Meadows

3250 South Plum Grove Road

Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

On July 15, 2010, sent notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the are of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000.

29. Monroe Pavilion Hlth/Treatment Center

1400 West Monroe Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

On September 30, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000. A hearing has been requested.

30. Niles Nursing & Rehab Center

9777 Greenwood

Niles, Illinois 60714

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

31. Parents & Friends of the Specialized Living Center

1450 Caseyville Avenue

Swansea, Illinois 62226

On July 20, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $45,000.

32. Park House

2320 South Lawndale

Chicago, Illinois 60623

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

33. Parkview Terrace

430 South 30th Avenue

East Moline, Illinois 61244

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

34. Pine Terrace

2017 North Pine Street

Waukegan, Illinois 60085

On July 16, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $40,000. A hearing has been requested.

35. Prairie City Rehab & Healthcare

825 East Main Street, RR #2, Box 97

Prarie City, Illinois 61470

On August 5, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

36. Rainbow Beach Care Center

7325 South Exchange

Chicago, Illinois 60649

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

37. Renaissance At Hillside

4600 North Frontage Road

Hillside, Illinois 60162

On September 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $5,000. A hearing has been requested.

38. Rock Island Nursing & Rehab Center

2545 24th Street

Rock Island, Illinois 61201

On August 31, 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.

39. Rockford Nursing & Rehab Center

1920 North Main Street

Rockford, Illinois 61103

On September 28, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000.

40. Royal Living Center

200 South 9th Street

New Baden, Illinois 62265

On August 20, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $15,000. A hearing has been requested.

41. Saint Clare Home

5533 North Galena Road

Peoria Heights, Illinois 61614

On September 22, 2010, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing and Notice of Fine Assessment of $5,000. A hearing has been requested.

42. Searles Group Home

3310 Searles Avenue

Rockford, IL 61101

On August 5, 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

43. Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare Center

2220 State Street

Pekin, IL 61554

On July 1, 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.

44. Warren Park Health & Living Center

6700 North Damen Avenue

Chicago, IL 60645

On September 30, 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.

45. Westlake Home

2090 West Lake Drive

Carlyle, IL 62231

On September 3, 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.

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

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