More deaths identified at North Side nursing facility for disabled kids
Equip for Equality investigation details pattern of neglect at Alden Village North, now slated for shutdown by state
By Sam Roe, Tribune reporter
A federally backed watchdog group says it has identified at least five more deaths involving poor care at a troubled Chicago nursing facility for disabled children and young adults, as well as a pattern of the home destroying evidence of medication errors.
The group, Equip for Equality, found that illnesses at Alden Village North were improperly treated, doctors failed to return pages, lab results were ignored and internal investigations into deaths were superficial, incomplete or inaccurate.
The state already has moved to close Alden following revelations in the Tribune about deadly neglect at the North Side facility.