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Family Looking for Answers After Nursing Home Patient Found Covered in Bruises

A family is looking for answers after a member of their family was found covered in bruises while she was a patient at the nursing home. The employees of the nursing home informed the family that she was injured when she fell, but this story does not seem believable. The family is now offering a reward for information because the Department of Human Services has declined to investigate. The nursing home patient had bruises all the way around her face, all the way down her chest and around her neck. The employees told the family that the woman had gone into her room and suffered a fall but could offer no other details. The nursing home patient stated that a man knocked her down, got on top of her and beat her unconscious. The family informed the DHS but they declined to investigate because there were no signs of abuse. The family has since moved the patient into another nursing home. This story is an example of the type of abuse that occurs at nursing homes throughout the country, including Chicago, Illinois. To read the full story, click here.