In some cases those offenders allegedly went on to molest vulnerable residents and even staff, according to state public health reports. The undercounting of sex offenders in nursing homes on the state police registry represents another example of how Illinois has fallen short in keeping nursing homes safe and consumers fully informed even as the facilities admit growing numbers of felons and psychiatric patients with violent backgrounds.
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When a state health inspector interviewed Aoskad there, he denied touching women but said that at Asta Bloomington, he was able to go where he pleased. A state report and interviews describe what happened next: A nurse's aide intervened, but a few hours later, the same worker discovered another woman -- an year-old Alzheimer's patient -- lying on the bed in Aoskad's room with her pants pulled down to her thighs and Aoskad beside her.
Under Illinois law, families researching nursing homes are directed to search a state police Web site for critical information about sex offenders living in the facilities. The state police sex offender registry is a critical tool for nursing home residents and their families because, under Illinois law, facility administrators don't have to divulge the identities of sex offenders living in the homes, reveal any details of their crimes or even say how many are there.
Sex offender Jack Brougher, 80, was admitted to the Asta Care Center in Bloomington with a February assessment that rated him as a low risk, meaning he was to be given his own room but generally treated like any other resident, records show.
There are 3, people registered in the murderer and violent offender database. Alert and straight-backed, the silver-haired year-old in the plaid shirt seemed "a clean-appearing elderly man," one public health department report said. I got a lot of restrictions," he said. He was given the top classification of "high risk" to others in a report that said his impaired judgment due to the strokes increased his danger of acting out.
The rate for all others was 1. Sex offenders are more likely to offend again because sex crimes are highly compulsive, Lurigio said. You definitely, I would think, want to know if a murderer is living next door or … in the area.
You definitely, I would think, want to know if a murderer is living next door or … in the area. Asta attorney Michael Siegel said those facilities had only a couple of incidents of sex offenders actually molesting or inappropriately touching others in the last three years: "These are fairly isolated situations, and I think they do a very good job of monitoring and caring for these folks.
Brougher's state assessment gave no information about his offense, saying only that there was "no violence involved. The rate for all others was 1.