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Illinois Disciplines Few Nursing Home Administrators

In five years, an Illinois agency that disciplines nursing home administrators has received more than 400 complaints of elderly negligence from the state agency that investigates nursing home care. However, only three complaints have led to discipline. This is evidence of a broken system. Wendy Meltzer of Illinois Citizens for Better Care says the two agencies need to work more closely so nursing home administrators are held accountable. This nursing home abuse matter is under study by a task force that hopes to make recommendations to Governor Quinn. This is just another sign of the broken Illinois nursing home system. In order to learn more about disciplinary statistics, please click the link.