In a recent study, it was found that Illinois' workers' compensation claims are higher than in most other states. A May 20 news report describes the reasoning behind Illinois having some of the highest workers' compensation costs in the United States: The state has one of the highest legal-medical expenses for each claim and the highest number of claims leading to medical and legal expenses.
If you place a loved one in a nursing home, you may not understand how neglect could ever be a problem. With several staff members, at least one or two people would have time to care for your loved one, surely. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, particularly in situations where an elder is difficult to handle.
Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home facility isn't easy, but it often becomes necessary as your loved ones age. Unfortunately, moving a loved one into a nursing home facility means that unrelated individuals will provide the majority of care that they receive for the rest of their life. Those individuals may not receive very good wages or have the best interest of your loved one at heart.