An elderly patient at a Chicago nursing home was killed by his younger, mentally ill roommate, raising questions and concerns about mixing the mentally ill with the elderly. The Illinois Department of Health says there are no laws against mixing the mentally ill and elderly in nursing homes, but the facilities are required to do extensive screening on patients and establish a long-term care plan. While there are no laws against mixing the mentally ill and the elderly in nursing homes, the HensonFuerst team of nursing home abuse lawyers take this opportunity to pass along the nationwide toll-free number for the National Nursing Home Abuse Hotline: (800) 458-9858. This number can be called to report any abuse in any nursing home in any state in America.
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