Monday, November 17, 2008

Lakeview Living Center Fined for Failure to Protect Residents from Sexual Abuse

LAKEVIEW LIVING CENTER
7270 S. Shore Drive in Chicago
FINED- March 10, 2004
Lakeview Living Center $10,000 for failure to protect
its residents from sexual abuse. The 145-bed
intermediate care facility for the developmentally
disabled is located at Responding to a complaint,
Department surveyors learned a resident known for
sexually aggressive behavior had snuck into another
resident's room at night and raped him. The resident
was supposed to be under constant watch because of an
earlier rape allegation.
Upon further investigation, the surveyors also found
the man previously had inappropriate, non-consensual
sexual contact with four other residents that were not
reported to the Department as required by state law.
The Department-ordered plan of correction required
the facility to review its policies related to
neglectful or abusive situations and to train staff on
the reporting process when there is an allegation of
abuse.

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