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Collinsville facility subject of multiple complaints

The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home can be a painful one for Illinois residents. There may be a strong desire to keep a person at home or with a family member but when an individual's needs are beyond what can be taken care of by relatives, sometimes other options are needed to be sought. Once this decision is made, then come the concerns about finding a facility at which the level of care provided can be fully trusted.

Neglect, abuse and death noted in facility violations

Caring for aging relatives is an ongoing challenge for many people in Illinois today. The concerns that family members face when making the decision to put a parent, grandparent or other family member in a nursing home include those for the emotional, physical and financial wellbeing of their elderly loved ones. Unfortunately not every care facility is as trustworthy as one would hope.

Common signs of neglect or abuse at a nursing home

When residents in Illinois leave their elderly family members in the care of another person or facility, they are trusting that their loved ones will be cared for like family there. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes are all too common, and abuse of power can occur. Here are some common signs of abuse or neglect to watch out for.

How can I tell if my parent is being abused in a nursing home?

It can be difficult emotionally to see your parent put in a nursing home. You might be feeling sad that your parent is no longer independent, as well as a little guilty that you are not caring for your aging loved one yourself. However, sometimes it is necessary for Illinois residents to put their trust in nursing home caregivers. Your work schedule or inexperience with your relative’s specific needs might leave you no other choice.

Only 15 percent of US nursing homes receive good rating

Residents in Illinois who have elderly relatives that require nursing home care have good reason to worry about their safety and well being. There are too many reports about residents in these facilities where they should be protected and cared for instead being neglected or abused in some way. When the time comes to look for a place to receive good care for a loved one, some people may not know where to turn.

Types of elder abuse

Illinois residents who have elderly family members that need care and may need to live in a nursing home or assisted living facility have good reason to be concerned about the safety of their loved ones. Elder abuse is a serious problem that anyone who relies on the staff at these facilities should be aware of. Knowing the warning signs and types of abuse or neglect is one important way of keeping their relatives safe or knowing when to take action.

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