Partially in response to a lobbying effort by a trade association representing nursing homes, the federal administrative agency in charge of Medicare and Medicaid has changed its approach to fining nursing homes which are caught not properly caring for patients.
Previous posts on this blog have talked about how the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration protects Illinois workers by enforcing safety standards which private employers in the Chicago area and, for that matter, throughout the state, have to follow.
A previous post on this blog talked about how malnutrition in nursing homes is way too common in Illinois. Making matters worse, malnutrition cases in nursing homes are preventable as usually, a little bit of awareness on the part of the nursing home's staff can stop a case of malnutrition from developing.
You may be among many others in Illinois who currently suffer or are recovering from an adverse health condition. As you know, some situations necessitate repeated medical visits, surgery or extended hospital stays while others allow you to recuperate at home. Just because you are able to address your health care needs in the privacy and comfort of your own home, however, doesn't mean you are fully equipped or able to do so, independently. Home health care may be a viable option.
A recent accident at an intersection in the suburbs west of Chicago killed one man and left three others with injuries significant enough to require hospitalization.