Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rogers Park Nursing Home Resident Drowns in Bathtub

So avoidable, so tragic, this story is still developing. The Chicago Tribune reported last night [July 5, 2010] on the drowning death of a Chicago nursing home resident. Jean Engstrom, a 51 year old mentally ill woman, died in the evening of July 4th at the Warren Park Nursing Pavilion. The facility is suppose to provide care to nearly 100 residents and is located on the northwest part of the city in West Rogers Park, near Damen Avenue and Devon Avenue. [6700 block of North Damen Avenue; see map.] Ms. Engstrom was found in her bathtub shortly before 9pm on Sunday evening, while most of the 4th of July holiday events were still finishing. Staff officials found her in a bathtub with the water running. Police officers called to the scene tried to revive her, but they were unsuccessful. She died after arriving at St. Francis Hospital. The investigation into Ms. Engstrom’s death in ongoing with homicide and negligence not ruled out as possibilities. (Source: Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog) RELATED: Is Sen. Steans Lying About Evergreen Healthcare Involvement? CNB Repeated Nursing Home Negligence in Evergreen Park Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog Robinson Campaign Comments on Sen. Steans' Investment in Nursing Home CNB