December 8th, 2010
A high ranking employee at a La Salle, Illinois nursing home was given a $7000 raise amid instances of nursing home abuse being found in the home. La Salle County Board members still passed their budget including the raise but many are angry over the last-minute budget amendment that included the raise.
“When do we stop handing out $7,000-a-year pay increases when others don’t get anything?” said Randy Freeman (R-Lostant). “My feelings about the nursing home are we should get rid of it and I don’t understand why we never talk about it…but how can you tell people we don’t have money for raises and give one to that person who has culpability in what has been going on at the home?”
The nursing home resident population has been slowly declining recently after the Illinois Department of Public Health found several abuse violations.
If your loved one is in a nursing home and you suspect nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect we urge you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer to get your loved one the help they need.