Providers back plan to block changes to home care program

Dan Petrella Lee Springfield Bureau Chief SPRINGFIELD – A big part of Diane Drew’s job is helping make sure hundreds of elderly Macon County residents receive the services they need to be able to stay in their homes. Drew is executive director of the Community Home Environmental Learning Project, a Decatur-based nonprofit organization that serves […]

Attorney General Madigan Applauds House Passage of Bill to Allow Video, Audio Monitoring in Nursing Homes

Springfield —(ENEWSPF)—April 21, 2015. Attorney General Lisa Madigan today applauded the members of the Illinois House of Representatives after it passed her proposal to allow nursing home residents and their families to place video or audio monitoring devices in their rooms to help ensure their safety and well-being. House Bill 2462 sponsored by Rep. Greg […]

Nursing home room monitoring cameras would be allowed under Illinois bill

By Wes Venteicher Chicago Tribune FEBRUARY 13, 2015, 5:40 PM C amera monitoring would be allowed in Illinois nursing homes under a bill introduced Friday, reopening a debate over whether the potential safety benefits outweigh privacy concerns. The bill, drafted by the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and introduced by Rep. Greg Harris, […]