What to Do About Nursing Home Resident Neglect

If you suspect someone has been subject to Nursing Home neglect or abuse make sure to call the Illinois Department on Aging hotline at 866-800-1409.

You may also contact the nursing home ombudsman in the county in question.

What does Nursing home abuse and neglect look like?

It may involve inadequate nutrition or fluid intake;

Dirty or unsafe facilities;

Resident falls;

Medication problems;

Residents leaving the premises without supervision;

Use of physical restraints without medical necessity;

Failure to meet government rules; or

Failure to provide reasonable care to protect the residents.

If you think something may be wrong in the nursing facility make sure to contact the Illinois Department on Aging, and contact the lawyers at Williams and Swee to discuss your options.

All cases are taken on a contingent fee basis. We only get paid if you recover. Call 309-827-4371.

 

2 accused of posting sexual images of nursing home residents | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — Police are seeking a man charged with posting on Facebook sexual images of residents of a nursing home in McLean County.

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The State fined the nursing home for failure to protect its residents. Nursing home may also be subject to civil damages for the same violations.

Police investigating ‘inappropriate’ posts of nursing home residents | Local News | pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — Two former employees of Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa and a third person not associated with Meadows are under investigation after the third person allegedly posted unauthorized

Source: Police investigating ‘inappropriate’ posts of nursing home residents | Local News | pantagraph.com

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Protect your family and friends. Make sure to check out the Illinois Department of Public Health website listing nursing home violations. Residents may sue for damages if they suffer injuries as a result of a nursing home violation.

Answers sought after 78-year-old found dead in nursing home courtyard | News-Gazette.com

The long-term resident was found in an outdoor courtyard Saturday afternoon when the high temperature reached 87 degrees. Coroner Duane Northrup said she may have been outside for as long as three hours.

Source: Answers sought after 78-year-old found dead in nursing home courtyard | News-Gazette.com

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Nursing facilities have a duty to care for the safety of its residents and to protect them from harm. Investigating the cause of death is important because if it is unrelated to being exposed to high temperatures, then no damages will be available. If a vulnerable resident was exposed to temperature extremes and this contributed to her death then a claim for wrongful death may  be pursued.

Taylorville, Jerseyville nursing facilities fined for substandard care

A Taylorville nursing home where a resident died after falling and hitting her head while workers tried to move her from her bed to a wheelchair paid a reduced fine of $16,250 in connection with the Aug. 22 incident.The settlement was among fines leveled against nursing homes, including Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab in Jerseyville, that were processed in October, November and December by the Illinois Department of Public Health.Public Health originally fined Taylorville Care Center $25,000 for

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People who are injured in nursing homes may sue for damages related to negligent care.