nursing homes

William Jones
Philip Caputo
Tribune Task Force members report on the city's plan to improve Chicago nursing homes put forward by city health commissioner Dr. Murray Brown.
William Jones
Chicago's mayor says that more nursing homes will be taken to court on account of substandard care.
Legislators Charge Lack of Standards
Pamela Zekman
Philip Caputo
The Tribune reports that Illinois State Legislators blame the directors of nursing home associations for allowing such substandard homes to remain open.
William Jones
Pamela Zekman
The Tribune reports that the new State Health Aide vows to clean up Chicago's nursing homes.
William Jones
Pamela Zekman
The Tribune reports that one nursing home ordered closed by the city locked its doors, refusing to allow the transfer of its patients.
William Jones
Pamela Zekman
Tribune Task Force members Jones and Zekman report that City health officials blame State policies for nursing home inadequacies.
William Currie
A Tribune Task Force reporter unexpectedly gets a job as nursing home "director" after applying for a position as houseboy or orderly, despite having no experience.
Task Force Report
An article about a nursing home that was found by The Tribune to be providing good care to the elderly.
William Jones
Pamela Zekman
Illinois director of public health pays surprise visits to Chicago area nursing homes and confirms the findings of The Tribune's investigation.
William Jones
This article goes into detail about how the Triune Investigative Task Force and the Better Government Association gained access to nursing homes by posing as patients and their families.
Pamela Zekman
Philip Caputo
Reacting to the Tribune's investigation into mistreatment and violations in Chicago area nursing home, Task Force members Zekman and Caputo report that subpenas were served to nursing home operators as U.S. District Attorney William J. Bauer began his probe.
Philip Caputo
A part of the Tribune Task Force's investigation into Chicago nursing homes, reporter Philip Caputo worked as a maintenance man at Beacon Side Nursing home and reported on the maltreatment he witnessed there.
Act Now, Aides Told
William Jones
Pamela Zekman
This article reports on the steps taken by Chicago's mayors office to improve conditions in substandard nursing homes, including increased efforts by city inspectors and maybe even new legislation.
William Jones
The Tribune Investigative Task Force reporter William Jones recounts his experience working as an orderly at Chicago's filthy Kenmore House Nursing Home.
A Simple Shave Becomes Torture
Part of the Tribune Investigative Task Force's series about Chicago-area nursing homes, this article recounts the anecdote of a nurse's aide at Monterey-Drexel Home carelessly shaving a patients face with dull razors and other unsanitary practices.
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