Illinois Fine Nursing Homes Over Fall

Two Illinois nursing homes were  fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health after one resident was injured and another died, according to the department’s quarterly report. Aperion Care Jacksonville, a 113-bed skilled care facility at 1021 N. Church St., was fined $25,000 for failure to provide supervision and implement intervention for a resident to prevent multiple falls, according to the state. The second, Pittsfield Manor, an 89-bed skilled care facility at 610 Lowry St. in Pittsfield, was fined $25,000 for failure to provide supervision to prevent a fall, according to department records.

According to the state's Public Health documents, policies and requirements were not followed and that resulted in one elderly resident falling, lacerating her head and suffering a fracture that required surgery and the pinning of her hip.

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