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Chicago Nursing Home Fails Sprinkler Test

The Grove at Lincoln Park may have a five star rating, but it also has seven fire-related violations including sprinklers that were not maintained in working order. The Arbour Health Care Center also received a five-star rating, despite an inspection last year that turned up four fire deficiencies. These Chicago nursing homes are rated as the top homes in Chicago, yet have serious safety issues. Medicare officials say that they have received many complaints about the rating systems, especially the failure to include data on satisfaction. In fact, the formula for ranking nursing homes does not include so-called “life safety code” violations, including fire code violations. Fires can easily start in crowded areas after nursing home negligence. To read more about the fire violations, please click the link.