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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Uptown's Grasmere Place Nursing Home Tipped Off About Inspection

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Grasmere Place Nursing Home in Uptown was recently given a surprise inspection by the Illinois Department of Public Health - except there was no surprise. When officials arrived at the nursing home the Administrator of the facility was reportedly waiting for the inspection and asked "what took so long?" Allegedly, a City of Chicago official tipped off the nursing home. However, the tables were turned later on when a true surprise inspection found the nursing home in much less of a "ready" condition.

This story is particularly scary because it shows that our most vulnerable citizens, those in our nursing homes, were failed not only by the nursing home but also by at least one of the officials whose job it is to protect nursing home residents. Often, it is the Nursing Home Attorney who is the "last resort" and person who can hold the facility accountable. If you or a loved one have been let down by a nursing home, contact Illinois Nursing Home Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or MKeating@KeatingLegal.com. All initial inquiries are confidential and of no cost or commitment.

Source: Nursing home safety: Facility allegedly tipped off to inspection - chicagotribune.com