The state of Illinois is investigating the death of a resident from a Wood River nursing home earlier this year. The 47 year old disabled man choked on a piece of bread which lead to his hospitalization and eventual death. The man was a resident at Madison Terrace on Main Street.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says the patient was on a pureed diet because he had a medical history of swallowing problems but was known to try to take bread from the kitchen and other patients. On February 21 the report says the man was unsupervised and obtained a piece of bread which he choked on and was taken to a local hospital where he died on February 29. Madison Terrace, which is a four-bed facility, has been cited by the IDPH with an "A" violation of the Nursing Home Care Act and fined $6,250. Madison Terrace is owned by Community Living Options of Galesburg. A pre-hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.