8 Die At Florida Nursing Home In Irma's Sweltering AftermathEight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could go on for days.
Nursing Home Workers Plan To Strike If An Agreement Is Not Made Over Wages, StaffingFive-thousand workers are planning to strike next week at 57 Chicago-area nursing homes over wages and staffing if there is not an agreement with the owners by May 4th.
New State Law Allows Cameras In Nursing Home RoomsStarting next year, a new state law could mean kinder, gentler experiences for nursing home residents.
Lisa Madigan Backs Proposal To Put Video Cameras In Nursing HomesThe Illinois attorney general is backing lawmakers who want families able to put video cameras in the nursing home rooms where their loved ones live, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Illinois Patients To Docs: 'What About Marijuana?'Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program; and find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana's therapeutic benefits.
Healthcare Council Of Illinois Pushes For Managed Care Bill Of RightsThe Healthcare Council of Illinois made a stop at the Jackson Square Nursing Center Saturday as part of a seven city, seven facility tour designed to get support from nursing home residents for the proposed Managed Care Bill of Rights.
Nursing Home Workers Hit Picket Line In Fight For Better PayWorkers from 50 nursing homes across Illinois, including half a dozen in the Chicago area, staged informational picketing outside of the homes Wednesday to demand improved pay and working conditions.
Nursing Home Workers Protest Quinn's Planned Medicaid CutsA spirited rally organized by the state’s nursing home industry livened up the plaza outside the Thompson Center on Monday, as workers and administrators gathered to protest the governor’s planned Medicaid cuts.
Nursing Homes Protest Quinn's Planned Medicaid CutsRepresentatives of Illinois nursing homes say Governor Pat Quinn's proposed cuts in Medicaid funding will devastate the industry and could leave seniors homeless.
Cuts To Meals For Illinois Elderly Worry AdvocatesBudget cuts to programs that deliver meals to homebound seniors in Illinois may force some frail elderly into nursing homes, a more expensive option for both the individuals and the state, advocates say.
'Stomach Flu' Bug Hits Nursing Homes, SchoolsThe norovirus continues to spread in the Chicago area. Get details on the virus commonly called 'stomach flu'.
Change Coming In Housing Choices For Mentally IllAn Indiana University administrator has been recommended to oversee a sweeping transition in housing choices for mentally ill people in Illinois.