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Following accusations of nursing home abuse and neglect, a Central Illinois nursing home is employing changes and reeducating their staff on the proper policies and procedures.

The state says the abuse occurred in February at, Odd Fellow Rebekah Home, in Matoon. A nurse employed by the nursing home is accused of holding down a resident to give him his medication and threatening another resident with an injection if they didn’t take their meds. The nursing home was fined $30,000 for the incident.

Nursing home officials are fully cooperating with the public health department investigation. The nursing home plans to appeal the $30,000 fine.

For more information on this topic, please visit our section on Nursing Home Injuries and Elder Abuse.

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