The son of a man who died from thirst in a nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home. Read the full article here. According to an investigation by the Department of Health, staff noticed the man undergo weight loss but didn’t notify doctors. The Department of Health found the nursing home be in neglect. When sending loved ones to nursing homes, investigate the nursing homes for past instances of neglect. Check the new Medicare site for ratings here, the local state department that regulates nursing homes (in Illinois here) and ask many, many questions of the staff and administration before admitting a loved one.

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