As you researched various nursing homes in Illinois, you likely hoped to find just the right place where your aging mother or father would feel comfortable and well cared for in his or her golden years. If you live nearby, you may have felt somewhat at ease that at least you'd be able to visit often and check in to see how things are going.
Sadly, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents happens far too often. Even though you probably can't predict whether the home you chose to care for your loved one will fail to provide the level of care you expected, you can keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
As relatives age, many families opt to allow nursing homes to provide these relatives with necessary physical care and emotional support. Oftentimes, nursing facilities are the best possible option for aging or ill relatives. However, there are also times when these facilities fall short.