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Investigation opens into Belleville nursing home death as sisters recall abuse

Juanita Simmons’ sisters said they repeatedly saw signs of physical abuse before she was found dead, strapped to her wheelchair at the bottom of a flight of stairs at a Belleville nursing home.

Nursing home room monitoring cameras would be allowed under Illinois bill

Camera monitoring would be allowed in Illinois nursing homes under a bill introduced Friday, reopening a debate over whether the potential safety benefits outweigh privacy concerns. The bill, drafted by the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and introduced by Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, would allow the cameras in residents’ rooms if they want […]

Elder abuse reports increasing in DuPage County

With Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers, DuPage County officials are calling attention to the risk of increased incidents of elder abuse. “Everyone has the right to a safe and secure life,” DuPage County Board member Bob Larsen told 250 people at the College of DuPage Wednesday. “We can provide a lot of leadership.”

Maryhaven, Ballard nursing homes hit with suit alleging neglect

According to the complaint, Borras was admitted to the Maryhaven center in Glenview on Jan. 19, 2012, suffering from many conditions, including dementia, muscle weakness, convulsions, hypertension and diabetes. She was then admitted to the Ballard center in Des Plaines on July 17, 2012. During her stay at both facilities, Borras claims she developed multiple […]

Condom Found In Nursing Home Patient’s Stomach, Suit Claims

A woman is suing a west suburban rehabilitation center and a hospital after doctors found a condom lodged inside a patient’s stomach.

Governor’s Budget Action Delivers Harsh News For Older Illinoisans

Springfield, IL – Safety for Seniors is More Important than Free Rides on Public Transportation; AARP Urges Governor and Legislators to Work on Solutions The following is a statement by Bob Gallo, State Director, AARP Illinois: The Governor’s decision to reduce the Fiscal Year 2009 budget bill eliminates or cuts increases in funding to programs […]

Elderly abuse victims out of shadows

Chicago, IL – They studied bruises, bedsores and bank accounts. But for years investigators struggled to distinguish signs of aging from evidence of a crime, and some wondered how many seniors took secrets of abuse and neglect to their graves. With elder abuse reports on the rise, they’re teaming up to share information and expertise […]

Nursing home will fight fine over sex offender who was patient

Bloomington, IL – A Bloomington nursing home will appeal a $22,500 fine levied by the Illinois Department of Public Health for allegedly failing to protect residents from a sex offender who was a patient at the facility. Asta Care, 1509 N. Calhoun St., was charged with failure to screen a male resident who made inappropriate […]

Nursing home will fight fine over sex offender who was patient

Bloomington, IL – A Bloomington nursing home will appeal a $22,500 fine levied by the Illinois Department of Public Health for allegedly failing to protect residents from a sex offender who was a patient at the facility. Asta Care, 1509 N. Calhoun St., was charged with failure to screen a male resident who made inappropriate […]

Public health officials fine Asta Care in Bloomington

Bloomington, IL – Asta Care nursing home in Bloomington is challenging a $22,500 fine for allegedly not protecting patients from a sexual offender. The state public health department says the staff of Asta Care at 1509 north Calhoun also failed to adequately screen the man who was identified as a sexual offender by behavior shown […]