New Illinois Legislation Promises Better Nursing Home Care

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill that aims to greatly improve the quality of care being provided to the state's elderly citizens in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Supporters have high hopes that new regulations upheld by the bill will work to eradicate the disturbing trends of nursing home abuse, neglect, and violence currently plaguing the long term care industry. Expected changes include: New ratio of 1 inspector per every 500 beds Increased criminal background checks and psychological testing of nursing home patients Alternative housing arrangements for patients who are physically capable, but … [Read more...]