ROCKFORD (WREX) –
A Rockford nursing home is fined $25,000 after the state says it may have caused a resident’s death.
The Illinois Department of Public Health released its quarterly report of nursing home violations throughout the state.
Of the 23 nursing homes sited, one of them is the Forest City Rehab & Nursing Center in Rockford.
Each facility is listed as a type “AA” or “A” violation of the Nursing Home Care Act. An “AA” violation is cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that may have caused a resident’s death. An “A” violation pertains to a condition where there is substantial probability death or serious mental or physical harm will result or has resulted. The Forest City Rehab & Nursing Center was cited with an “AA” violation.
Rockford nursing home cited for multiple violations
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A coroner report says the June 6 death of a 78-year-old Illinois nursing home resident was caused by hypothermia induced by exposure to hot weather.
Sept. 1, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
Illinois Nursing Home Resident Death Caused by Hot Weather
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A coroner report says the death of a 78-year-old Illinois nursing home resident nearly three months ago was caused by hyperthermia due to exposure to hot weather.
The News-Gazette reports that Champaign County Nursing Home resident Sonya J. Kington was found dead in the home’s courtyard when high temperatures reached nearly 90 degrees.
The coroner report says Kington was found lying in direct sunlight with vomit on the sides of her mouth. No signs of trauma were found.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says the patient’s dementia was also a factor in her death.
Workers charged in Boardman nursing home death
Prosecutors in Boardman say three nursing home workers made a mistake with drugs and a patient died because of it. The death at the center of the case happened in 2015 at Greenbriar
Healthcare Center in Boardman. It took the Ohio Attorney General’s Office the next two years to put together its case, and now investigators are charging those that they say are responsible.
Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Michael McBride said the Greenbriar patient died after the employees gave him the wrong drug and then tried to treat his overdose
on their own. “We believe, and actually the coroner’s report indicates, it actually caused the death of this gentleman,” McBride said.
Johonna Hull, 28, of East Liverpool, was arrested and charged with abuse of a patient and tampering with medical records.
Brenda Lamancusa is also charged with patient abuse. Another person, who hasn’t yet been arrested, also faces charges.
Read more at (http://wkbn.com/2017/06/27/workers-charged-in-boardman-nursing-home-death)