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Local nursing homes fined $25K for resident care violations

Countryview Care Center in Macomb.
Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio.
Countryview Care Center, 400 W. Grant St., Macomb, was fined $25,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined two local nursing homes for violations related to residents falling and being injured.

IDPH investigators visited the Monmouth Nursing Home, 117 S. I St., in May.

They ruled that staff members failed to assess a resident’s fall risk.

That resulted in multiple falls and injuries to the resident, including facial fractures and bleeding in the space surrounding the brain.

The nursing home is licensed to Community Care Center of Monmouth.

At Countryview Care Center in Macomb, 400 W. Grant St., staff members did not ensure X-rays were obtained for a resident after a fall until four days later, according to investigators.

That failure resulted in delayed treatment for the resident, who was later determined to have a fractured hip and wrist, but only received Tylenol for pain management.

Investigators were at Countryview in June.

That facility is licensed to Petersen Health Properties of Peoria.

Both facilities were fined $25,000 for violations with a high-risk designation.

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Jane Carlson is TSPR's regional reporter.