Hidden suffering, hidden death
The director of the state agency given the added responsibility of protecting disabled adults who live at home predicts 4,225 hotline calls may occur as a result of a new law signed two weeks ago by Gov. Pat Quinn.
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Gov. Patrick Quinn signed a bill into law Monday intended to greatly expand protection for adults with disabilities who live at home. The law was inspired by an investigative series in the Belleville News-Democrat.
The Illinois Department on Aging will be asked to help carry out reforms to protect disabled adults who live at home and investigate when they are neglected or abused, according to a proposal announced Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn.