Seven local nursing homes cited for violations

Illinois Depart of Public Health cites neglect, abuse and one death.

Seven nursing homes in the Quad Cities area have been cited by the Illinois Departmet of Public Health for violations of the Nursing Home Care Act.

In the annual report, nursing homes were cited for abuse, neglect and even one death in East Moline. 

The IDPH's report exposed some disturbing incidents going on behind closed doors, and some of the are nursing home were fined more than once in 2017. 

Aperion Care Moline is facing a $75,000 fine after a resident died from accidental strangulation on August 11 2017. According to the report, both Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) were on break and did not see the Resident's call lights. First responders did not arrive until nearly 20 minutes after the man was found.

Aperion was also fined after a resident escaped back in October when a back door was left unlocked. The report noted the door alarms were not on at the time. The man was found walking about a mile from the home wearing nothing but a t-shirt and shorts in 38 degrees. 

Generations at Rock Island was fined $2,200 after staff failed to properly treat two resident's for pressure wounds. In one statement dated August 1 "The dressing is not changed everyday. Sometimes it goes two or three days without the dressing being changed." 

St. Anthony's in Rock Island has been fined for $25,000 for neglect and abuse, as well as an addition $2,200. The nursing home is cited for leaving residents at "High Risk of Falling" unattended, resulting injuries due to falls. 

Illini Restorative Care in Silvis was fined $25,000 for exploitation of a resident after posting a picture of a half-dressed resident on social media. 

Other area nursing homes cited for violations are Regency Care of Sterling, and Community Living Options and Heartland of Galesburg in Galesburg.

The seven nursing homes in the Quad Cities area are just few of over 120 nursing homes across Illinois named in the report. 

You can find the full report here.


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