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Westmont Nursing and Rehab Center Faces Allegations of Abuse

CBS has reported that there have been allegations of nursing home neglect and unexplained injuries to residents at Westmont Nursing Home & Rehab Center. Additionally, a former nursing home worker has stated that these allegations are true. This employee was fired despite her good work record. She believes that she was complaining about the great amount of nursing home negligence. One woman is worried that that her mother and other residents are not being properly taken care of. She has witnessed residents in wheelchairs while their alarms were being sounded and saw no employees coming to their aid. Another resident took pictures of bruises that he found on his 90-year-old mother. The bruises were up and down her arms, and on her shoulders and legs. When he questioned the staff they simply replied that they didn’t know what happened. Some residents are having trouble eating and enduring cold showers. Currently the Illinois State Department of Public Health has investigated 31 allegations against the Westmont Nursing Home & Rehab Center. To read more about the nursing home negligence, please click the link.