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Four Local Nursing Homes Fined for Violations

Four local nursing homes in Champaign and Piatt County were fined from violations that took place from July through September. The nursing homes that received charges include; Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab in Savoy, Illini Heritage Rehab and Health in Champaign, and Bement Health Care Center, according to the Illinois […]


Helia Healthcare fined $75,000 after two more resident deaths

Helia Healthcare, a nursing home in Champaign, has been fined $75,000 after two resident deaths. This comes less than a year after another resident death, for which the home was fined $50,000 earlier this year. In all three cases, Helia chose not to contest the fines and waived its right to a hearing, allowing it […]


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 […]


Champaign nursing homes under investigation

Authorities are investigating a Champaign nursing home after an 89-year-old resident was found dead outside of the facility this past weekend. The facility, Helia Healthcare, recently paid fines for three separate violations in the last eleven months. The county coroner’s office reported that initial indications reveal that the victim, Annette White, likely died from exposure […]


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, […]


Elderly disabled woman beaten

Nina Dorsey and Julia Tillis were imprisoned over the weekend and charged with aggravated assault after being arrested by police in Caseyville, IL. Local police were called to the Caseyville Nursing Home after being notified that a 78-year-old woman was being forcibly removed from the nursing home against her will and beaten. The woman was […]