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Nursing Home Abuse Archives

Closer Scrutiny of Nursing Home Medication Errors Called For

This summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services called for closer scrutiny of nursing homes. They are asking health inspectors in Chicago and nationwide to be on the lookout for errors by nursing homes in dispensing the blood thinner Coumadin and related anticoagulants.

Illinois nursing homes earn F rating in national survey

Nursing homes in Illinois ranked among the worst in the nation in a comprehensive review conducted by a nonprofit elder advocacy group. The review examined federal data from 2012 on issues of staffing, inspections, deficiencies and complaints. These issues will begin to impact more and more people in Illinois. In the United States overall, the number of people living in nursing homes is expected to increase by 40 percent over the course of the next ten years. 

Violations found in Champaign County nursing home

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Campaign-Urban a Public Health District have found numerous violations in the Campaign County Nursing Home, The News-Gazette has reported. Violations mainly involved the kitchen and meals provided to residents. Violations included an unsanitary kitchen, a refrigerator that did not cool food safely and a lack of nutritional food for residents.

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