La Salle County is nearing a decision on hiring a full-time administrator for its nursing home. A group of county officials have implemented a new hiring practice for appointed positions during the search for a new nursing home administrator. The board chairman said he expects to announce a new nursing home administrator in the coming weeks and have that person working soon. The top three administrators at the facility after the alleged sexual abuse of 10 residents by another nursing home resident surfaced. The nursing home abuse was documented by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Currently two nursing home abuse lawsuits are pending against the county in connection with the alleged sexual molestations. Currently the nursing home has been under scrutiny for the past couple of years for failure to recognize that two staff members abused a resident when they held down the woman and forced a medical treatment. This Illinois nursing home has been suspected of all types of nursing home abuse. To learn more about the LaSalle County Nursing Home incidents, please click the link.