We’ve discussed problems at LaSalle County Nursing Home (Illinois) on several occasions here, here and here, but the bad news seems to just keep rolling out of the facility. The New Tribune recently reported on an investigation at the facility conducted by authorities at the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) following problems that occurred under the watch of facility administrator Amjad Hussain.
- A registered nurse failed to timely perform CPR on a patient. Instead of performing CPR the nurse went to request assistance from others. As a result of the delay in performing CPR, the patient died.
- Verbal abuse of a 100-year-old patient at the facility by a CNA. Another CNA witnessed the event, but failed to report it to the administration at the facility.
- Staff at the facility gave a patient food he has allergic to— two times! The allergic reaction was so severe that the patient required strong medications to alleviate the reaction.
Currently, Chris Csernus has replaced Mr. Hussain as the administrator of LaSalle County Nursing Home. Hopefully, the change in personnel will result in better attention to patient care and eliminate cases of nursing home abuse and neglect.