Multiple instances of sexual assault at Belvidere, Illinois nursing home could have been prevented

A Belvidere, Illinois nursing home has been fined $25,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health for the serious neglect of residents. Lack of supervision at the home has allowed one resident, a 94-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease, to sexually assault female residents on at least 15 different occasions. Staff had recorded these incidents and it was noted in the man’s nursing home chart that he often attempted to inappropriately touch female residents. The nursing home failed to ensure the peace of mind and protection of residents even though they knew the man was a risk for inappropriate sexual behavior.

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