Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hammond House Fined for Battery of Resident

Hammond House
6701 South Morgan, Chicago
Fined- June 13, 2008
Hammond House was fined $10,000 for failure to implement their policy on resident abuse.
Based on record review and interviews, investigators learned about an incident where one facility staff member came upon a resident lying on the floor, whereupon the staff member called her names and kicked her in the stomach, yelling for her to get up. Another staff member witnessed the incident and did not report it. The incident was only reported after a third staff member overheard the other two discussing the fact that they were not going to report the situation, and that they believed that was how you handled such behavior from residents.

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