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Nursing Homes Fight Effort to Help Patients Sue: Proposed Legislation Would Clear Way for Patients With Quality-of-Care Grievances


South Bend, IN - A maintenance man in Indianapolis has been charged with rape and burglary, accused of assaulting an 89-year-old woman in a retirement home. This man didn't have a prior record, but there are nursing home workers who do.

A study in Michigan found 10 percent of the state's nursing home workers had a criminal background.

Indiana requires criminal background checks for anyone who works in a nursing home. The State Board of Health has what they call "Report Cards" on nursing homes. You can go on the site, choose your county and see if there are any violations. It also lists complaints about a nursing home.

June 19, 2008

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