The tour has been a terrific success raising awareness about the potential pitfalls of managed care for nursing home residents. Local media have covered all seven of our stops from the Quad Cities, Rockford, Belleville and Springfield to Quincy, Bloomington and Chicago, helping us spread the word about protecting the rights of nursing home residents in Illinois.
At each stop, residents, staff and family members have signed their own Bill of Rights as well as our large wall banner. These documents will be delivered to legislators in the Statehouse as a symbol of the citizens who will be protected by SB 3450. Thanks to everyone who participated in our statewide tour. Next stop...the Capitol Building!