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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. Awareness of Resident Rights is critical to providing the dignity, respect and…

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“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 been overdosing patients that she deemed troublesome…

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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 home operators only had to install sprinklers when they…

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