By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- After being admitted to the nursing home Heartland of Champaign to recover from a hospital stay for chest pain last year, Gerald Warmbier’s health rapidly...
After months of interviews and reviewing Medicare data, Illinois Department of Public Health reports, court records and other documents, CU-CitizenAccess.org found that central Illinois homes are...
Use this database to search Illinois Department of Public Health nursing home survey reports obtained by CU-CitizenAccess.org in December 2014. These reports contain the deficiencies in nursing home...
Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village residents gather for a “kitchen band” activity session on Nov. 7, 2014.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- In one central Illinois nursing home, staff allowed a man labeled as an “elopement risk” to leave and wander 38 miles away. In another facility, two...
Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab. A review of Illinois Department of Public Health documents found that one of the nursing home’s residents “eloped” from the facility and traveled nearly 40 miles away – alone.
By Claire Everett / CU-CitizenAccess.org -- State officials have conducted hundreds of complaint-based nursing home inspections across central Illinois since 2011. In the seven Medicare-certified...
Three residents sit around a table during a knitting activity session as Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village on Nov. 7, 2014. Clark-Lindsey in Urbana and Country Health in Gifford are the only five-star facilities in Champaign County.
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Since 2011, dozens of central Illinois nursing homes have improved their five-star Medicare rating, some by as much as four stars. But that improvement, some...
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- For many, nursing homes seem like the best option for aging family members because facilities offer the promise of 24-hour care. It is a promise, though, that...
A resident participates in a knitting group at Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village on Nov. 7, 2014. Clark-Lindsey in Urbana is one of two federally rated five-star facilities in Champaign County.
By Robert Holly and Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Gerald Warmbier began a medical journey last year that took him to the nursing home Heartland of Champaign. But instead of helping him...
By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- "Anne" and "Kate" are licensed home birth providers in Wisconsin but considered criminals in Illinois. They say home birth would be safer in...
By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- When Cheryl Gioja went into labor, her husband Joshua got down on his knees to “catch the baby” in the living room of their Illinois home. What he...

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