Nursing Homes and Elder Rights

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What is an ombudsman volunteer?

An ombudsman volunteer is an advocate for the residents of a particular long-term care facility.  The volunteers visit residents in these facilities and listen to their concerns and complaints related to health, safety, welfare or rights of residents. Unlike… Read More

First Full Week In October Is Resident Rights Week

The first full week in October marks Residents' Rights Week.  During this time we should honor all residents living in all long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, sub acute units, assisted living, board and care, and retirement communities.… Read More

"Angel of Death" in Nursing Home Just Over the Border

A Chicago suburban newspaper ran a story on a series of mysterious deaths at a McHenry County nursing home that may not be mysterious at all.  An Illinois state investigatory report claims that a nurse at Woodstock Residence in Woodstock, IL may have… Read More

Fire Sprinklers in Nursing Homes

On August 13th, regulators issued a rule requiring fire sprinkler systems for the 2,466 nursing home facilities that dont have them fully installed.  The new rule would grant nursing homes five years to install the systems.   Prior to this rule, nursing… Read More

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