Tuesday, September 7, 2010

IDPH Cites Galesburg Terrace for Black Mold

The Illinois Department of Health cited Galesburg Terrace Nursing Home for the presence of black mold in seven resident rooms and in one of the shower rooms. Galesburg Terrace was also cited for errors in ventilation care and errors in providing medication to residents. Nursing Homes in Illinois have a responsibility to provide healthy and safe homes for its residents. The presence of potentially toxic black mold is an inexcusable violation of the trust that residents and their families place in the nursing home. Black mold can be easily removed with standard cleaning processes. There is simply no excuse for a potentially toxic substance such as this to be present in Galesburg Terrace.

Source - Galesburg nursing home cited for mold - WQAD