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Nursing Home May Hire Consultant/Manager to Improve Care

The Champaign County Nursing Home Board of Directors may hire an out-of-state firm to either consult or manage the home. The number or residents at the home has been consistently dropping since the State of Illinois barred new Medicare/Medicaid residents after a series of inspections last year. The consulting firm has helped other failing nursing homes in the state get back on track. However, at least one board member has criticized the firm’s report as “painfully obvious” and “didn’t seem to offer any solutions.” The proposed contract could cost the nursing home nearly $200,000.

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