Friday, October 31, 2008

Center Home for Hispanic Elderly Fined for Poor Supervision

1401 N. California Ave
FINED- 2003
Center Home was fined $5,000 for failing to provide
adequate supervision to a resident with a history of
wandering. The resident, who wore an electronic
monitoring device, was found by a family member about
four blocks from the facility at a busy intersection
during rush hour traffic.
No alarm sounded when the resident slipped out of the
facility. Department investigators were told by an
employee that the 10 electronic monitoring devices
used by the facility were in working condition when
she left for the weekend, but not as loud as usual and
difficult to hear. The employee was given a written
reprimand by the facility for not ensuring the devices
were in proper working order and clearly audible.

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