Many states, such as Illinois, have passed laws to prevent convicted criminals from working in nursing homes. Their violent backgrounds, put the most susceptible elderly at risk. In a new twist, this news story uncovers the facts that a convicted murderer was assigned to work at a nursing home as part of her ‘work release’ program. This story further demonstrates the importance of monitoring all people who enter nursing homes. Protection of nursing home residents can only be assured when all people entering a facility are carefully monitored. What is your facilities policy with respect to volunteers and visitors?