Can Nursing Homes Overmedicate Residents?

We depend on nursing homes and nursing home staff to adequately care for our loved ones when we are no longer able to do so. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is not uncommon in Illinois. One form of nursing home abuse is the overmedication of residents. There are a variety of reasons that a nursing home…

What Is Elder Abuse and Neglect?

Data available from the National Council on Aging Shows that approximately one out of every ten people over the age of 60 experience some form of elder abuse each year in the United States. This is an alarming statistic. The abuse of some of the most vulnerable people in our society should never occur. Unfortunately,…

Is an Assisted Living Home Better than a Long-term Care Facility?

  Question: Is an Assisted Living home better than a long-term care facility?

There’s Nothing Acceptable About Bed Sores

  Question: Is it a ‘given’ that bedsores just come with the territory for nursing home patients?

Will Medicare Cover My Father’s Nursing Home Care After an Injury?

  Question: My father fell and broke his hip and he needs nursing home care. I was told that he will be provided 100 days of Medicare coverage, is this correct?

Will Medicare Cover My Mother’s Necessary Nursing Home Stay?

  Question: My  mother is in the hospital and I was told she will need to stay at a nursing home before returning home. Will Medicare pay for her visit?

Am I Responsible for My Mother’s Nursing Home Bills After Signing an Admission Form?

  Question: My mother’s nursing home asked me to sign an admission form before admitting her. Am I responsible for the bills now?

Can I Find Out If A Nursing Home Has a Citation in Illinois?

  Question: Is there a way for me to determine the number of citations and violations given to a nursing home when comparing facilities for my dad?

What Qualifies as "Neglect" in the Nursing Home Setting?

“Neglect” means a facility’s failure to provide, or willful withholding of: adequate medical care mental health treatment psychiatric rehabilitation personal care assistance with activities of daily living that is necessary to avoid: physical harm mental anguish mental illness of a resident

Resident Rights in Illinois Nursing Homes

  The following are some of the important rights are set forth by the Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45/)