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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aims to cut back on financial elder abuse

Last week marked Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 and with that came a look into elder abuse cases in America. Recent studies have shown that elder abuse cases have increased and in particular, financial elder abuse cases. The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently stated that “The amount of money… 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