Compromised Care

Number 24223
Subject Nursing Homes
Source Chicago Tribune
State 2009
Year 2009
Publication Date 09/29/2009; 09/30/2009; 10/01/2009; 10/27/2009; 10/28/2009; 11/10/2009; 11/11/2009
Summary 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.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 52
Keywords nursing home; mental illness; Medicaid; criminals; Illinois; police records; health department inspection data; complaint investigations; criminal records;
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