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Doctor failed to detect bed sores on elderly Illinois patient

Illinois retirees or disabled workers, as well as their loved ones, may have certain apprehensions about the subject of group care or other long-term care placement options, and for good reason. The financial aspect of such a placement or arrangement is enough to cause even the most diligent planners to worry. However, when reports surface […]

Nursing homes lack emergency plans in natural disasters, study says

Every year, about 3 million people who spend time in a nursing home are susceptible to harm if the facility does not have adequate safety measures in place. Though incidents of nursing negligence in our Illinois homes and other facilities throughout the U.S. are often due to factors including lack of supervision, medication errors and abuse […]

Nursing homes in U.S. still need improvement, study suggests

Though most facilities have improved over the past three years in the U.S., the quality of nursing home care still continues to be a reported problem in more than 560 nursing homes in the country. Poor quality of care at these facilities can lead to nursing home negligence, causing Illinois patients and other patients in […]

Bedsores Can Be Deadly

Bedsores create a ready opportunity for infections that may spread to the surrounding skin, deeper tissue, bone, and the blood. Bedsores are the underlying cause of death of several thousand Americans each year. There are several ways to help prevent bedsores: 1) Use dynamic or static mattresses and added padding; 2) shift positions every so […]

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