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Illinois puts new nursing home law into effect

New legislation has been passed by General Assembly and signed into a new law by the Governor to help improve the care at nursing homes and rid them of abuse and negligence cases. The new law states that their will be increased background checks of residents who are coming to stay at the homes and […]

State investigating nursing home for negligent care

A nursing home in Illinois is being investigated by officials after claims of negligent care when a resident was injured while a nurse was moving her. As a rule at the nursing home, which is made clear by signs posted throughout the facility, two nurses must be available to move a resident. Therefore, no one […]

Champaign nursing home under investigation

A nursing home in Champaign County is being investigated after a patient fall that later resulted in her death. The findings of the investigation have resulted in $50,000 in fines against the nursing home and loss of Medicaid and Medicare funding. The nursing home is contesting the current findings. According to officials at the nursing […]

86 Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Cases since 2007

Authorities have investigated 86 nursing home sexual abuse against elderly or disabled patients. An investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that only one of these cases has resulted in arrest. In a quarter of Chicago’s 119 nursing homes, sexual assault or rape was reported. A majority of the 86 cases it was residents attacking other […]