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Orchard Court, a 16-bed nursing home facility located in Jonesboro, Illinois, reportedly will voluntarily surrender its operating license and close its doors within the next 90 days
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.