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Nurse who recently quit says West Side nursing home has squalid conditions, insufficient staff

By CBS News  
   May 31, 2023

A former employee at a nursing home in the West Side's Austin community is speaking out about what she calls "deplorable" conditions there. The facility is now on watch by the federal government. As CBS 2's Marissa Perlman reported Friday night, the nurse told us she wants to speak for the residents who she says don't have a voice. There are more than 230 beds at the Symphony Chicago West nursing facility, 5130 W. Jackson Blvd. – and sometimes there are four residents to a room. The employee says leaders are creating an environment of neglect that is just getting worse.

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