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Task force recommends $245 million plan to address Illinois veterans home Legionnaires' issues

Task force recommends $245 million plan to address Illinois veterans home Legionnaires' issues

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A task force appointed in January by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is recommending that the state spend up to $245 million, including constructing a new residential building, to help protect residents of the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy from future cases of Legionnaires' disease.

Illinois explores replacing Legionnaires'-beset veterans home

Illinois explores replacing Legionnaires'-beset veterans home

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An Illinois veterans home beset by Legionnaires' disease-related deaths, illness and lawsuits over the past few years may be relocated, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday.

New strategies will reduce veterans home Legionnaires' risk, governor says

New strategies will reduce veterans home Legionnaires' risk, governor says

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Following a seven-day stay at a veterans home that has been plagued with cases of Legionnaires' disease, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced near-term and longer-term plans to try to reduce the health risks for staff members and the 600 residents who live there.

Illinois governor moves into veterans home that has history of Legionnaires' cases

Illinois governor moves into veterans home that has history of Legionnaires' cases

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday temporarily moved into a veterans' home in the spotlight for multiple Legionnaires' outbreaks. The move came a day before federal health officials sent recommendations to the state on how to lessen the risk of future outbreaks.

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New CMS policy on water management signals caution for independent, assisted living

New CMS policy on water management signals caution for independent, assisted living

Owners and operators of independent and assisted living communities who want to stay ahead of the curve and out of the headlines should be aware of the rapidly changing legal and regulatory landscape and evaluate their current water management practices.

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Senior living operator takes steps after resident contracts Legionnaires' disease

Senior living operator takes steps after resident contracts Legionnaires' disease

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A New York senior living community is taking precautions after Legionnaires' disease recently was diagnosed in a resident who was hospitalized but has been released.

Senior living community takes precautions after two Legionnaires' cases found

Senior living community takes precautions after two Legionnaires' cases found

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A four-month-old senior living community in Maryland is taking precautionary measures after two residents were found to have Legionnaires' disease. The experience may prove informative to other communities at a time when the CDC says that incidence of the infection is increasing.

CDC: Manage water to help prevent Legionnaires' disease

CDC: Manage water to help prevent Legionnaires' disease

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If you want to decrease the likelihood of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in your community, make sure you're managing the water system properly. That advice comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which on Tuesday released a new "Vital Signs" report about the disease and how to prevent it.

7 dead from Legionnaires' at veterans' home

7 dead from Legionnaires' at veterans' home

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Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans' Home, where 50 cases of the disease have been reported.

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Legionnaires' bacteria found in community's water supply

Legionnaires' bacteria found in community's water supply

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A Jacksonville, FL, senior living community planned to decontaminate its water system Aug. 14 after two residents fell ill with pneumonia caused by the bacteria associated with Legionnaires' disease.

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$3 million milestone

Parkville, FL 

Oak Crest recently passed the $3 million mark in the amount of scholarship funds the community has awarded to employees over the past 22 years.