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2010-07-29 15:00:00

Illinois Governor Signs AARP-backed Reform Legislation CHICAGO, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For too long, thousands of nursing home residents in Illinois lived in unsafe conditions, receiving substandard care from understaffed institutions. But the public outcry for reform, sprung by media exposes of conditions in many for profit nursing homes resulted in sweeping, AARP-backed legislation that will greatly improve the quality of care and safety environment for residents. AARP...

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...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.