Update On Illinois Nursing Home Molestation- Officials Ousted

Illinois Nursing Home MolestationPerhaps in response to the attention heaped on the LaSalle County Nursing Home after female patients were sexually assaulted by another male patient– three officials at the facility have resigned on been fired.  An interim administrator has been hired to manage LaSalle Nursing Home after the former administrator, director of nursing and social service director were either forced out or resigned voluntarily.

The staff shake up comes after Illinois Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services each fined the the facility $20,000 for violating patient rights and failing to protect patients from harm.

Resources:

Shake-up at county nursing home, The Times, 9/12/2009

LaSalle County Nursing Home Cited For Failing To Protect Residents From Sex Abuse, Nursing Homes Abuse Blog, 7/2/2009

Nursing Home Attorney, Jonathan Rosenfeld, Discusses Elder Abuse In News Article

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