As two local news outlets reported, roof leaks at a Danville nursing home became so severe that Vermillion County took the drastic measure of declaring an emergency situation.

As the article explains, the leaking was so severe that 17 patient rooms have been taken “out of commission” in the facility, which was built in 1972 and renovated in 1978.

While certainly, nature appeared to have played the predominant role in this situation, we’ve also seen this situation played out before this summer in the Chicagoland area — for instance, when a suburban Island Lakefacility was evacuated in early July due to a lack of air conditioning in the dead of the summer heat.

Situations such as these should be signs of caution for those considering a nursing home for their loved ones — old, outdated facilities can often be the catalyst for dangerous situations.

You can contact us here 24/7/365 (and we really mean that as we will answer our phone) if you have anyquestions and to learn how we may be able to help you or your loved one who has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect – in particular, you will find that we listen, take your phone calls and e-mails (and even text messages!). We would be honored to help you with your matters – large or small.

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