The use of restraints in nursing homes is a controversial topic, with one side calling for their use to protect their loved ones health, and the other side calling for their elimination to protect their loved ones independence. Both health and independence are important, but as it stands, many believe that the law is inadequate to protect both health and independence simultaneously. The Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, recognize the importance of this debate, and hope to see the law revisited and perfected.
Both the Illinois House and Senate have approved a bill that will allow video cameras in Illinois nursing homes. The bill was passed in both houses after several concessions were made by both parties, but the bill must still be signed by Governor Rauner, a former nursing home owner himself, before it becomes law.
A 52-year-old Lincolnwood resident, Mircea Bembea was struck and killed while walking through an intersection in Evanston on Saturday. The details of this particular incident are still being investigated. It is important to reflect on vehicle safety after tragedies such as these.
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73-year-old Maria Ramos was a resident at Woodbridge Nursing Home, located at 2242 N. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Police say that Maria suffers from dementia, and eloped from the facility in the early morning hours on May 28, 2015. Police are asking anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Maria to call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8261.