Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ridgeland Nursing in Palos Heights Fined for Failing to Address Fall Risks

Ridgeland Nursing and Rehab Center
12550 South Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights
Fined- April 15, 2008
Ridgeland Nursing and Rehab Center was fined $20,000 for failure to provide appropriate supervision for residents who had been identified with a fall risk.
Facility staff failed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for fall and injury prevention, consistently track falls, or thoroughly investigate each fall incident. These failures resulted in the following injuries sustained by residents: two ankle fractures, a finger fracture, a spinal fracture, a clavicle fracture, and numerous head lacerations.

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