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Local nursing home fined $25,000 by the Illinois Department of Health

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 6:19 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 11:49 p.m. CDT

MORRIS - A Morris nursing home was fined by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for violations.

According to a press release from IDPH, ParkPointe Healthcare and Rehab, a 142-bed skilled care facility located at 1223 Edgewater Drive in Morris has been cited with an “A” violation and fined $25,000 for failure to implement individualized supervision plans resulting in two residents falling.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, or IDPH, released fourth quarter violations of the Nursing Home Care Act. "AA" violations are cited when there's a condition incident at a facility that causes a resident's death. The "A" violations pertain to conditions that could potentially lead to a death, serious mental harm, or serious physical harm could result, or has happened.

Administrator Suzanne Day said the findings were isolated incidents that were immediately resolved and the facility is in full compliance.

According to the 20-page report, the six findings in the facility ranged from inadequate pain management to falls.

The cases in which residents fell, which were the basis for the fine, happened to one resident who was admitted in February 2016 with a hip fracture and history of pelvic fractures from a fall, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The second resident is described as an 84-year-old who was admitted in June 2016.

Both residents who were involved in the falls were admitted with a history of falls prior to residing at the nursing home, according to the IDPH reports.

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