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Two Rockford nursing homes fined

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Published: Oct. 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT
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Two Rockford nursing homes were fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, including one for an incident that led to the death of a resident.

Amberwood Care Centre, located at 2313 N Rockton Ave., was fined $25,000. River Bluff Nursing Home, located at 4401 N Main St., was fined $12,500.

On May 5, 2019, a River Bluff resident choked to death while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, according to an IDPH

. The report alleges a worker didn’t mix the peanut butter with the jelly to improve its consistency.

The nursing home was fined $12,500 dollars for failure to provide a resident food in the consistency needed.

On May 31, 2019, a Amberwood resident reportedly had a blister on the right foot that was deemed "unstageable," which led to surgery and intravenous antibiotics. Procedures for the blister date back to March, according to the IDPH

.

The Amberwood Care Center was fined $25,000 for failure to monitor a resident's skin resulting in a pressure injury.

IDPH says 27 nursing homes in Illinois were cited for violations. For the full report,

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