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Effect of the Recession on Illinois Nursing Home Residents

Most consumers of long-term care services, like nursing homes, are aware of the role that public funding has on many of these facilities. In particular, state resources are generally provided in various ways to these facilities, with the effects of that aid, regulation, and support felt each day by many Illinois nursing home residents.

Of course, the now lingering economic recession has affected state budgets across the country-Illinois is no exception. Recently the AARP has compiled a report that helps the average senior better understand the effect that this recession has had on the resources provided to state programs affecting seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

For example, the Illinois profile in the report explains how the decrease in Illinois revenue this year will affect seniors. The analysts indicate that they expect waiting lists for certain programs to increase and for certain services normally provided to seniors to be cut. In general, the percentage of Illinois senior citizen who receives some sort of assistance from the state will decrease this year due to the cuts. Please take a look at the full-length report to get a more detailed analysis of the way these changes will affect Illinois nursing homes.

Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti firmly believe in the right of residents to receive adequate care at all times. There is no excuse for any facility to allow care to slip below an acceptable level because of an inability to make proper adjustments in unique economic times. If you or a loved one has even been injured because of negligent conduct at a nursing home, please contact our attorneys today and share your story.

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