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Resource ID: #24223
Subject: Nursing Homes
Source: Chicago Tribune
Date: 09/29/2009; 09/30/2009; 10/01/2009; 10/27/2009; 10/28/2009; 11/10/2009; 11/11/2009



Illinois is an outlier among states in its reliance on nursing homes to house younger adults with mental illness, including thousands of felons whose disabilities qualify them for Medicaid-funded nursing care. The reporters documented numerous recent cases in which elderly and disabled residents were assaulted, raped and even murdered in the facilities.

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