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Resource ID: #26894
Subject: Nursing Homes
Source: CU-CitizenAccess.org
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Date: Published on the web: Dec. 21, 2014 Aired on regional NPR: Dec. 22, 2014 Published on regional newspaper: Dec. 26, 2014 (The News-Gazette)

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Inspections find peril in central Illinois nursing homes highlighted the continued risk of injuries, infections and medication errors residents of area-wide nursing homes face despite state reform. CU-CitizenAccess.org found dozens of problems cited in state inspection reports, compounded by steep fines and lawsuits. Further, CU-CitizenAccess.org found federal rating systems of nursing home care often misleading. In one case, a 71-year-old man died following medication errors and neglectful care.

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