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COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

Update: As of August 6th, it has been reported that Ford County saw 13 new COVID-19 cases. Of those 13, eight are linked to the Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells long-care facility. Accolade Healthcare of Paxton houses 106 beds in their facility. All of the residents who tested positive were asymptomatic according to Jason […]


Local Nursing Home Receives Violation

Following an Illinois Department of Public Health report from this past August 2019, a Champaign nursing home has been fined $25,000 for a violation. The nursing home, Champaign Rehab Center located at 1915 S. Mattis Ave, failed to properly treat a patient with Type 2 diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Nursing home staff members neglected […]


Spiros Law, P.C. files lawsuit against Champaign nursing home after death of resident

Kington v. Champaign County Nursing Home Spiros Law, P.C. is representing the family of Sonya Kington, an Alzheimer’s patient at Champaign County Nursing Home, who was left unsupervised and subsequently died of hyperthermia after being left outside. Spiros Law, P.C. has filed suit against the Champaign County Nursing Home after their negligent conduct resulted in […]


Illinois Leads the Nation in Nursing Home Abuse Victims

New and terrible information has come to light following the Health and Human Services’ 2017 study of nursing homes across 33 states. According to the analysis, there were 134 cases of neglect or sexual or physical abuse resulting in a hospital emergency room visit in 2015 and 2016. The state with the highest number of […]


Elderly Woman Found Dead at Champaign County Nursing Home

The Champaign County Nursing Home experienced the loss of 78-year-old Sonya Kington on June 17. She was found outside in the courtyard in the afternoon and the home is under surveillance and investigation by the Illinois State Police. County Administrator Rick Snider expressed condolences to the family and friends of the resident. The appointed coroner, […]


Legionnaires’ disease results in 7 deaths in veterans’ home

The number of elderly victims who have died from Legionnaires’ disease in a Quincy, Illinois veterans’ home has risen to seven. First made public last week, the outbreak of the deadly type of pneumonia was found to have infected seven individuals who died on Monday and Tuesday. The disease is caused by inhaling bacteria that causes […]


Urbana nursing home fairs poorly on report

Although a nursing home in Urbana clearly failed an inspection report, resulting in the loss of two stars on the five-star federal rating system, it is unclear whether any correctional action has taken place, according to The News-Gazette on November 30. The Champaign County Nursing Home was found by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare […]


Higher number of deaths in nursing home prompts investigation

After a dramatic increase in the number of deaths at the Champaign County Nursing Home from December through February, the board of directors and managers intend to investigate to determine whether there is a cause for this spike, it is natural, or it is an error. Although the board received two different sets of numbers, […]


Family Files Lawsuit against Illinois Nursing Home

Late last year, 92-year-old Catherine McCann, a two-year resident of the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Arlington Heights, was discovered to have maggot infestation in her ear. McCann was, unfortunately, unable to alert nursing home caregivers to her discomfort, as she is unable to speak and has alzheimer’s. Fortunately, nursing home staff members were […]


Increase in elder abuse cases seen during recession

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day took place on June 15 and shed light on the increased risk of financial abuse that occurs against elderly people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is increasing their protection in order to help elderly from becoming the target of a financial scam. Although this type of financial elderly abuse always […]