A Quincy nursing home has been fined and cited for violations in patient care regulations.

In a report released Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported that Good Samaritan Home has been fined $25,000 for failure to supervise and follow fall prevention care for a patient.

According to the report, a patient with dementia who was a fall risk, fell nine times in a two week period last February.

There were two falls specified in the report, one of which resulted in a golf ball sized bump on the patient’s temple and the second resulting in a scalp laceration and a trip to the emergency room.

After the first fall, one-on-one fall prevention supervision was implemented, but was not in place when the second fall happened.

Officials with Good Samaritan Home report they have filed an appeal of the state’s ruling.

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