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Assisted Living Facility Gives up License and Still Faces More Penalties

An assisted living center that’s giving up its state license to avoid government oversight and regulation is facing $16,000 in additional fines. At the same time, the family of a resident who was seriously injured at the facility is discussing claims made by the care center’s owners. The nursing home will give up its license and become an unregulated retirement home. Advocates for seniors are concerned because the change will enable the company to work without annual inspections, state oversight or sanctions for inadequate care. The nursing home was fined after alleged problems with resident care. The facility has not corrected staff and medication problems that were noted on earlier visits. One family member alleges that her father fell in the nursing home and wasn’t attended to for 15 hours. He broke his hip and missed four meals. Many argue that if there was more state oversight in nursing homes, there would be fewer problems. More state oversight would be greatly beneficial in Illinois nursing homes. To read more about the nursing home fine, please click the link.