Thursday, June 4, 2009

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.

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