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Somerset Place in Chicago, Illinois May Lose Funding After Reports of Negligence

Chicago’s Somerset Place nursing home is at risk of losing its federal funding. They have cleared there first hurdle in ensuring that does not happen by dealing with the resident’s threat to safety. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the agency has approved those plans. Somerset Place has recently been cited for fire hazards caused by smoking, staff-to-resident abuse, lack of supervision and administrative failures. The government will unexpectedly visit Somerset Place to ensure that the plan is working. Also, Somerset Place will submit a larger plan for fixing other problems that aren’t such an immediate threat to the residents. Many of the Somerset’s 300 residents have mental illnesses. To learn more about the failing nursing home, please click the link.