Reaction: "Halt Nursing Home Funds" - Task Force - Philip Caputo - Chicago Tribune

Reaction: "Halt Nursing Home Funds" - Task Force - Philip Caputo - Chicago Tribune

State Welfare is Withheld; Probe Begins

by: Philip Caputo, William Currie | publication date: March 2, 1971 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1

"The state Public Aid Department announced yesterday it is withholding thousands of dollars in public aid payments to Chicago area nursing homes named in a Tribune series exposing mistreatment and neglect of the elderly poor. George Dunne, County Board president, disclosed plans to remove hundreds of public aid patients from substandard nursing homes in an attempt to force them to close. . ."

This article states that local government is withholding aid from substandard nursing homes and launching an independent investigation on account of the Tribune's investigate series about the terrible conditions in some Chicago-area nursing homes.

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