Monday, November 1, 2010

South Holland Nursing Home Fined for Failing to Attend to Bedsore

Phoenix Court
17312 Clyde Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473
Fined- January 6, 2009
Phoenix Court was fined $20,000 for not properly attending to a resident’s sore. Over the course of three weeks, the resident developed a bedsore that eventually turned black and reached all the way to the resident’s hip bone. Although staff noticed the sore getting worse, they did not implement policy to make sure the man lay on his other side sometimes. In addition, he was not given medicine for the bedsore each time his diaper was changed.
The resident was eventually admitted to the hospital.