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Nursing home residents don’t always have a voice when it comes to getting proper care, but AARP Illinois is looking to change that.  David Vinkler says they’re supporting a bill designed to shore up the state’s Ombudsman program. 

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Vinkler says some of the issues will have solutions that can be resolved between the Ombudsmen and the nursing home staff while others will need to be reported to the state’s Department of Public Health.  Vinkler says nursing homes are not always required to report deaths but this bill would require they report all deaths immediately.  

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