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Legislation Aims to Reform Nursing Homes in Illinois
Date:3/9/2010

AARP, Groups Urge General Assembly to Pass Measure, Protect Frail Nursing Home Residents

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In one newspaper story after another, a grave issue came under the spotlight: thousands of frail seniors live in inappropriate conditions at dozens of Illinois nursing homes – sharing living quarters with dangerous individuals, suffering abuse or neglect, and even receiving the wrong medications for their ailments.

In order to put a stop to abuses, and make sure older Illinoisans who live in institutional settings get the care and safety they need, a group of legislators and advocacy organizations convened by AARP came together today in Springfield to announce landmark legislation that will reform the way in which nursing homes operate in Illinois.


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