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Illinois Nursing Homes: How to Pick a Home to Prevent Nursing Home Lawsuits, Abuse and Neglect

Choosing an Illinois nursing home for a loved one can be a difficult decision. The media and news reports dictate that often nursing home falls, nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect and nursing home deaths are the norm. However there are many free services that exist to help someone choose an Illinois nursing home appropriate for the level of care, supervision and monitoring that a nursing home resident deserves to receive. In Chicago, Illinois a free resource is offered through the Illinois Department of Public Health so that one is able to look at how many past complaints, violations and penalties have been given to an Illinois nursing home. In today’s world this free internet source is invaluable and may be one of the best ways to prevent a nursing home lawsuit from occurring and preventing the need to contact a nursing home lawyer in the future. Many gimmicks exist to try to have individuals pay for reports on the quality of nursing homes but the nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti believe that the reports from the Illinois Department of Public Health are an invaluable source of information. To access the website click here.