Thursday, October 15, 2009
Illinois to hold hearings on nursing home safety
State Senators in Illinois are preparing to hold hearings on how to fix a growing nursing home problem in the state. A recent series of stories by the Chicago Tribune into the high number of assaults, rapes and murders inflicted on Illinois nursing home residents has sent local and state officials scrambling for answers and solutions. The Senate human services and public health committees have scheduled a joint hearing in Chicago for November 5, to discuss the problem and possible legislation to address it. For the full story and some links to more information go here.