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Illinois Nursing Home Allowed Sexual Abuse

The LaSalle County Nursing Home failed to prevent a male resident from sexually abusing 10 female residents and positioning others, some who couldn’t speak or suffered from dementia, according to allegations in a report from the Illinois Department of Health. The report highlights the sexual abuse that included the male resident touching female residents’ breasts, trying to kiss them and cursing about sex in nursing home common areas. The man would target those with dementia to exploit. The alleged elderly abuse began in December and lasted until June 5, when the male resident was moved to an inpatient psychiatric unit. The report states that it was the nursing home negligence which is of greatest blame in the sexual abuse case. The Illinois nursing home refused to comment about the alleged elderly abuse. To read more about the sexual abuse, please click the link.