Conditions at an East Peoria, Illinois nursing home changed dramatically for elderly residents when a number of younger residents with psychiatric problems and/or criminal histories were admitted to the East Peoria Gardens Healthcare Center.

The Chicago Tribune reported the new residents wandered the hallways at night, shouting and pounding the walls with their heads and fists. Law enforcement, fire and rescue officials received nearly 150 calls since January about issues with residents that included burglary, assault and battery, and disorderly conduct. Read the report here.

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Dan Frith
Dan Frith

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