Friday, June 19, 2009

Hampton Plaza Fined for Allowing Fire to Occur

Hampton Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center
9777 Greenwood, Niles
Fined- August 15, 2008
Hampton Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center was fined $150,000 for failure to effectively implement and follow their policy and procedure regarding smoking and failure to properly train all staff in emergency preparedness.
On May14, 2008, a fire broke out in the facility. The fire was attributed to the unsupervised smoking habits of a resident who was identified as a risk while smoking. The fire began in that resident’s room and resulted in the deaths of the resident and his roommate.
Staff was not immediately alerted to the fire, as the facility did not have properly installed battery-operated smoke detectors and had not maintained the existing smoke detectors. The facility had not conducted fire drills as required, and so once aware, staff did not follow appropriate procedure for securing the safety of residents.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Plaza Terrace Cited for Failure to Monitor Patient

Plaza Terrace
3249 West 147th Street, Midlothian
Fined- February 28, 2008
Plaza Terrace was fined $5,000 for failure to supervise a resident who was identified as an elopement risk.
Staff failed to adequately monitor the resident, who left the facility on foot in November of 2007 without the staff’s knowledge. She walked three to four miles into Hazel Crest and was picked up by Hazel Crest police. She was found knocking on homeowners’ doors, unable to identify the facility where she resides.

Imperial of Hazel Crest Violates State Standards for Treatment of Bed Sores

Imperial of Hazel Crest
3300 West 176th Street, Hazel Crest
Fined- March 28, 2008
Imperial of Hazel Crest was fined $30,000 for failure to follow through on facility policy regarding prevention of and treatment for pressure sores.
Three residents at the facility displayed symptoms of neglect upon investigation. Surveyors determined that the facility failed to identify and assess each pressure sore that developed on these residents, and did not obtain a physician’s order for treatment of newly developed pressure sores. Staff also neglected to provide treatments and notify a physician when a resident’s pressure sore did not improve or respond to treatment within two weeks.
One of the residents developed a stage two pressure sore that was treated by facility staff without an order from the physician. The other two residents both required immediate hospitalization for treatment of pressure sores so developed that there was possible bone involvement.

Elmwood Care Fails to Provide Timely Psychiatric Consult

Elmwood Park

Elmwood Care
7733 West Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park
Fined- September 2, 2008
Elmwood Care was fined $25,000 for failure to monitor a resident with suicidal tendencies.
Based on record review and interview, investigators determined that the facility failed to follow-up on a psychiatric consultation for a resident who had talked about feeling hopeless and suicidal. The consultation was ordered but not done. The day following the scheduled consultation, the resident was found to have broken the dialysis catheter located in his jugular vein. By the time he was found, he had already bled to death.