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Local Nursing Homes Fined

In recent news, it has been revealed that three nursing homes in central Illinois areas have been fined by the State of Illinois for violating their license agreements. The nursing home facilities that were fined include Gardenview Manor in Danville, University Rehab in Urbana, and Accolade Paxton Senior Living in Paxton. The violations were made… Read More

What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is an ongoing issue within long-term care facilities, and a recent article from the Los Angeles Times calls attention to this problem and why people should be concerned. There have been numerous accounts of reported abuse at nursing homes, but according to the article, this information has been kept from the public by… Read More

Nursing home facility facing fine after overdoses

A Chicago nursing home facility is being sought by state and federal authorities to pay a penalty of over $100,000 due to allegations of residents overdosing on heroin last February, the Chicago Tribune reported on November 13. According to reports, at least five elderly residents of “Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center” needed hospital treatment due… Read More

Nursing homes will have cameras in new Illinois law

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner approved a law that will allow nursing homes to install cameras in their facilities, an article from Fox 2 reported. Reports said HB2462 is expected to start in January 2016 to help curb incidents of abuse and negligence that take place in nursing home facilities. Under the new law, nursing home… Read More

Woman files lawsuit against Illinois nursing home for poor care

A recent lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois nursing home that alleges abuse. The woman who filed the suit claims that her nursing home cared for her poorly when she told employees that she was suffering from stomach pain. The Belleview woman states that the nursing home did not give her the medical care… Read More

Illinois authorities approve tax hike to help ensure nursing home safety

Illinois state authorities have announced that they have passed a bill that will increase the bed tax that is currently on nursing homes to raise money for safety reform and then the government health care will match the money raised in taxes. Nursing home executives and the governor have said that the increase in money… Read More

Southern Illinois nursing home to surrender license

A nursing home in Southern Illinois will be closing its doors after the state decided that they have failed to comply with safety regulations. The Orchard Court nursing home houses 15 residents and will now have to surrender its license in 90 days. The agreement also states that the nursing home will pay a $12,000… Read More

Illinois nursing home sued for negligence

A victim’s estate has filed a nursing home negligence suit against an Illinois nursing home. The suit complains that the nursing home employees violated the woman’s rights until her death. The suit claims that the woman suffered a broken thigh bone and a fractured  left femur while a resident at the home. The suit states… Read More

Seven Chicago Nursing Homes Called Unsafe

On Chicago’s South Side, seven nursing homes have been deemed unsafe. The seven nursing homes were listed as most unsafe nursing homes out of the 16,000 nationwide. The U.S. Accountability Office compiled a list after 2008 inspections. The inspection uncovered many incidents where safety violations caused injuries or potential injuries to residents. Families considered moving… Read More