NIEDERER: Bruce Rauner is not the change Illinois needs

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Nursing homes and disability homes owned by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s firm have been implicated in numerous and repeated incidents of abuse, neglect, rape and even death of residents.

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Now we know that the extreme negligence that occurred in Rauner’s nursing homes were not isolated incidents.

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As a former Illinois Long Term Care Regional Ombudsman who protected the rights of residents in long-term care facilities for more than a decade, I am appalled.

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Leading up to the primary election, I was horrified by the stories of elderly individuals suffering preventable deaths because of avoidable falls, pressure ulcers and infections in nursing homes owned by a company that Rauner helped found.

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Rauner shrugged off responsibility and refused to explain to the voters of Illinois why these patients received such atrocious care.

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