The facility, which is owned by R.A.V.E Residential Services, a non-profit company, was cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health for failing to protect residents from violent attacks instigated by a teenage resident of the facility. The teenager reportedly targeted elderly male residents and, on at least one occasion, inflicted injuries that sent a resident to the hospital. The facility was also fined $12,000.
According to the facility’s attorney, the company cannot afford a legal battle with the government, so it opted to close its facility without admitting any wrongdoing. The residents will be moved to other nursing home facilities.