The many sad faces of nursing home closures

November 11, 2021

“I was very sad,” said Susan Hovey, a geriatric researcher at University of Illinois Chicago, when she heard the annoucements of the closing of St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield and Heritage Health of Springfield.

Hovey, who also serves as the associate director of the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, said she took students to observe and learn from the staff at Heritage Health, a for-profit long-term care facility. She was also very familiar with St. Joseph’s Home, a nonprofit nursing home, since her mother resided there until her death.

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