Due to physical problems that contravene the Illinois nursing home care act, two Rockford nursing facilities are subject to fines.
Following the release of its 2022 second-quarter report on Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced fines against P.A. Peterson, 1311 Parkview Avenue, and River Bluff Nursing Home, 4401 N. Main Street.
A patient who cracked his neck after falling off a toilet and hitting his head so hard that it left a mark on the tile floor resulted in PA Peterson being fined $25,000 for a Type A violation.
There is a high possibility that a resident may die or suffer major physical or mental impairment in a Type A violation.
River Bluff was fined $500 for increasing a patient’s dosage of the psychiatric drug Citalopram without getting the patient’s required authorization, which led to negative effects.
Freeport’s Stephenson Nursing Center, located at 2946 South Walnut Road, was fined $2,2000 for failing to act in a timely manner when a wheelchair-bound patient fell and sustained facial lacerations.