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Central Illinois nursing home faces $25,000 fine for alleged abuse

A central Illinois nursing home, Pleasant Hill Village in Girard, has been fined $25,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health for the abuse and neglect of residents. Two nurse’s aides committed the abuse and could face criminal charges. The abusive acts include punishing residents who acted in ways the aides did not like by taking away residents’ belongings and poking them with safety pins.

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