Illinois nursing homes to receive $110 million

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The funds will be used to pay for more inspections and care workers.

Over $100 million will be given to nursing homes in Illinois to improve their staffing and safety levels.

The extra capital will allow nursing facilities to hire extra staff for the supervision of psychiatric patients.

Governor Pat Quinn revealed the news earlier this week: “This is positive news for people who live in a nursing home or have a loved one living in a nursing home.”

Nursing homes will pay a new state tax for every non-Medicare patient, which will then be filtered into the Medicaid system and eventually distributed back out again to care facilities.

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