A nursing home on Chicago’s North Side was fined more than $100,000 after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility.
State and federal health officials are seeking penalties totaling more than $100,000 from a North Side nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility in February.
It’s more profitable for nursing homes to roll the dice with the potential for enforcement, or litigation, than to hire more staff, especially with some penalties being little more than slaps on the wrist.
As the state’s population ages and life expectancy improves, care for the elderly is a significant concern that will grow increasingly important with each passing year.
A “senior” version of “nanny cams” is about to hit Illinois nursing homes.
A Chicago woman is accused of stealing the identities of several nursing home residents in order to claim refunds from their tax returns, federal authorities said Monday.
A proposal to allow residents of nursing homes and their families to put audio- or video-monitoring devices in residents’ rooms has been signed into law.
Police say a man climbed through an unlocked first-floor window at the Church Creek Senior Living Facility and sexually assaulted an elderly woman in her residence.
A former employee of the Cahokia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center alleges she was wrongfully terminated after notifying state officials of incidents of abuse, neglect and improper care and treatments of residents, according to a lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Court.