Death Of Resident At Champaign County Nursing Home Under Investigation

June 17, 2017

Champaign County Administrator Rick Snider says the county nursing home is cooperating with an investigation into the death of a resident of the home. According to the News-Gazette, the county coroner and Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman who was discovered last weekend in the courtyard and may have been outside in high temperatures for as many as three hours.

In a statement released Saturday morning, Snider said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who have lost someone dear to them." The emailed statement concludes: "There will be no further comment at this time."

The investigation comes as the county board looks to hire a management firm to run the nursing home and continues to discuss options for selling it. A majority of voters in April’s election backed a referendum in support of selling or closing the nursing home. 

Story source: WILL