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2010-05-07 17:56:00

AARP, Groups Urge Governor Quinn to Enact Measure SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation that will bring a sweeping reform to the way in which for-profit nursing homes operate in Illinois and that will greatly improve the quality of care and safety for institutionalized residents passed the State Senate today, and is on its way to the Governor's desk.

2010-03-09 13:00:00

AARP, Groups Urge General Assembly to Pass Measure, Protect Frail Nursing Home Residents SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In one newspaper story after another, a grave issue came under the spotlight: thousands of frail seniors live in inappropriate conditions at dozens of Illinois nursing homes - sharing living quarters with dangerous individuals, suffering abuse or neglect, and even receiving the wrong medications for their ailments. In order to put a stop to abuses, and...


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.