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Bloomington nursing home cited by Department of Public Health

(WEEK) — According to a report by the Illinois Department of Public Health, a Bloomington nursing home is being fined $25,000 for failure to respond to a door alarm when a resident left the facility.

The resident at Aperion Care Bloomington, a 117-bed facility at 1509 N. Calhoun St., has poor safety awareness and severe cognitive impairment, the report stated.

Also listed in the report was Heartland of Galesburg being fined $25,000 for failure to safely transfer residents with a mechanical lift according to the facility’s policy.

The report was released July 26 with 34 nursing homes in Illinois being fined between April to June.

The IDPH breaks down the violations by “AA” and “A.” An “AA” violation, according to the report, is “cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that proximately caused a resident’s death.”

An “A” violation is violation pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result, or has resulted.

In the report, six facilities were cited for a “AA” citation.

Drew Veskauf

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