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

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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.

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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.