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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. An AARP-led coalition of advocacy organizations, unions and long term care providers worked for several months with...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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