From KD: Joliet nursing home petri dish for CV 19

I think we all knew this was coming.  Nursing homes are ghettos for the elderly and death traps. 

The scandal of the ‘sheltered care’ nursing homes is finally getting some media attention.        The problem in Illinois (and in many other states) is the marriage between the political establishment and the leaders of the industry.        It is suggested that the regulation of the NURSING HOMES is not only lax, but corrupt.       The Philip Esformes case, while having a situs in Florida, gave an intimate view of the industry, including the massive payoffs to public officials that fueled the operation of facilities.       The lack of media attention is also extremely interesting – including the benign manner that the 23 deaths are reported.         It is an open secret that paramedics have complained of nursing home deaths too often yield corpses that are in RIGOR when they arrive – and the deaths are attributed to various common natural causes.     Indeed, please read the Chicago Tribune Article, to wit:



23 coronavirus-related deaths reported at Symphony of Joliet nursing home, spokeswoman says

By Robert McCoppin

Chicago Tribune |

Apr 16, 2020 | 7:00 AM

A man takes a smoke break on April 15, 2020 outside Symphony of Joliet nursing home, where 23 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

A man takes a smoke break on April 15, 2020 outside Symphony of Joliet nursing home, where 23 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.(Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

Twenty-two residents and one staff member at Symphony of Joliet nursing home have died of COVID-19, a spokeswoman for the facility said Wednesday.

The number of deaths at Symphony has risen sharply since early last week, when it reported a total of three deaths, including the staff member.

Nursing homes nationwide have become epicenters and “accelerators” of the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[1]

Symphony of Joliet spokeswoman Lauryn Allison said workers at the home are following all government guidelines for minimizing the spread of the disease, and have adequate staffing and protective equipment, despite claims by some nurses that many nursing homes have shortages of staff and equipment.  

It’s a global pandemic, there’s nothing they could’ve done to prevent it,” Allison said. “They’re working so diligently to protect their patients and guests. … We’d like to send the message that we are with our providers right now, they are such heroes, and our hearts go out to them.”

Earlier this month, Symphony began moving healthy residents from the Joliet home to other locations in its network,[2] Allison said last week.

A brother and sister of a woman who was among 23 people to die at Symphony say they were disappointed by care at the facility.

Diane Brooks was 65 when she died earlier this month and had lived about two years at Symphony of Joliet, her sister, Dorisell Brooks, said. She needed around-the-clock care and couldn’t walk after suffering an aneurysm and stroke.

Brooks, a former Cook County Clerk employee, complained that her feet hurt, but she often didn’t get her medication on time, Dorisell Brooks said. Dorisell and her brother, Michael Brooks, said they also found their sister in bed with bed sores and a soiled diaper.

“She was complaining that she was constantly in pain,” Michael Brooks said. “Sometimes she would defecate herself We’d come visit her, and who knows how long she was like that?” without them changing her.

The brother and sister said someone from the nursing home called over a week ago to tell them Diane Brooks had been taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and was put on oxygen, but never mentioned the coronavirus. It was a hospital representative who told them their sister had COVID-19, and she died soon thereafter.[3]

“I’m disappointed with the way the nursing home handled the whole thing,” Michael Brooks said. “We’re still grieving. Nobody’s gotten over this.”

Latasha Allen said she worked as a certified nursing assistant at Symphony through an agency last year, and again for two days last month, but she stopped working because of the lack of proper care and equipment.


The media has known of this situation from before day one and ‘covered it up!’      In spite of the fact that PHILIP ESFORMES was alleged (and convicted) of stealing a billion dollars (nine zeros) from Medicare the trial of the century and the conviction got almost no press.      The SETH GILLMAN prosecution and plea of guilty similarly got almost no press – indeed, there was no press when suddenly the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission actively commenced proceedings against Gillman’s law license when it became public that he was co-operating with the FBI.     Indeed, the marriage between the human traffickers in the elderly and the political establishment is an open secret.      Now it is costing lives.


The guardianship scandal  reported on the blogs AAAPG, Probate Sharks, NASGA, MaryGSykes ****, in articles posted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Yorker magazine (Oct 2017), Huffington Post, *****, 4 unread Government Accounting Office reports to Congress, Netflix program DIRTY MONEY documentary on Guardianship, and in layman’s fashion in Dr. Sugar’s book on GUARDIANSHIP the perfect crime – is a major factor in the Corvid – 19  virus scandal.      Indeed, as we sit confined in our homes the IN RE Estate of Amelia Sallas 07 P 5360 (Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court) slimes it way along[4].       Many more victims of the human trafficking (gulag) are serious potential victims of the political neglect by the States (especially Illinois) of its senior citizens.     Placing these citizens in easily contaminated premises with patently inadequate supervision would be murder if LAW ENFORCEMENT had the guts to do its job!


With the attornment of corruption at the highest levels of State government, the media and impotency by Law Enforcement the C19 virus will continue to liquidate America’s most vulnerable citizens.    BUT REST ASSURRED – come the election in Cook County, Illinois it is expected that every one of the dead and infirm will file their absentee ballots in favor of the dominant political party and 100% of the residents of the ‘killing fields’ will similarly case their vote for the candidates of the dominant political party!


[1] Nursing homes are intended to be sanctuaries not death houses.     Regulations however are routinely ignored, and it is not uncommon to be greeted by smell of urine (or something designed to hide the smell) as you enter the facilities.    Sanitation is spotty and many of the resident’s reek of neglect.     Residents appear to litter the hallways looking abandoned either in their wheelchairs or locked in front of the television.    Many appear Zombie like.    It is not uncommon for the residents who are being ‘elder cleansed’ to be doped and fitted with a feeding tube.     (There are exceptions – the exceptional facilities usually cater to the wealthy and the citizens who are patrons or contributors to the industry.    The ordinary individual  – such as you or me – can expect at the best poor relative treatment.      More often than not the persons working at the facility are “loaned” employees – i.e. contract workers from an agency.   In fact, most services are furnished by an agency so that management of the large chains has minimum actual exposure – but has the lion share of the profits.

[2] It is not uncommon for the ‘chain nursing homes’ to have a ‘show section’ in which patients are displayed in sanitary conditions, sans the hallway full of wheelchairs populated by ‘zombies’ and the smell of urine.      Sometimes the facility will have several floors that actually look hospital like, but *****.

[3] Deaths will occur from natural causes and for the virus – but when 22 died there is a strong implication (at least) that something is not right.     If the patient was properly monitored the first symptom would have caused a serious alert and a 911 call!     Even the ineptest media outlet has been screaming since at least day 5 that the virus was serious and elderly people were outrageous risks!      How then could a single patient’s symptoms go unnoticed so that hospital treatment was delayed an hour – much less for days.

[4] The Sallas case is a threat to America’s core values as it separates a couple who have lived in marital bliss for more than 50 years – until it became inconvenient for the appointed guardian.     As there was little tangible money for the guardian to feast upon, the interment, isolation, and segregation of the wife from the husband became a necessity.    The guardian however noted that the couple owned a home in Skokie, Illinois, and some other real estate.      The family home was easy pickings.   Most attractive was the $7k plus pension of Amelia who could fund the lifestyles of numerous probate lawyers and nursing homes

The guardian orchestrated the “refinancing” of the home and in direct violation of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 22 together with the lending bank arranged for Mrs. Sallas (his ward) to personally sign the refinance agreement.    The husband (Dean) was induced to sign upon the material representation that the then current payment arrangements would remain in full force and effect.     As making the payments as agreed would not gain the guardian a dime, he stopped payments after a few months and induced a default.    The Bank in direct violation of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 22 filed a foreclosure.    Dean discovered reality!

In Illinois in guardianship cases the RULE OF LAW is a bunch of words placed on paper – but mean nothing.    The Judge is disinterested and is little more than a rubber stamp, and attorneys who value their law licenses mouth the party line in word and deed.     Mentioning 755 ILCS 5/11a – 22 is the functional equivalent of ‘yelling fire in a crowded theater!’     No “ethical” law would oppose a duly appointed guardian’s quest for cash!

Thus, allegedly in open court, the guardian blatantly purposed a settlement.    He could obtain a REVERSE MORTGAGE on the family home.    This would yield $20,000 for the couple and Dean could continue to live in the home.

Unfortunately, for the guardian Dean can count and determined that the Sallas’ were being shortchanged by several hundred thousand dollars and objected.     He tried unsuccessfully to obtain an attorney – no attorney would touch the guardianship case; however, he did obtain an attorney for the foreclosure case.     The attorney’s strategy is not invoke the protection of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 22 as it might offend.       As Sallas is now allowed by the Court to talk to his wife or communicate with her = and she has been placed in a “nursing home” ******


3 thoughts on “From KD: Joliet nursing home petri dish for CV 19

  1. Hi Joanne, Unbelievable. Thank you for covering this ongoing tragedy. A tiny note, I believe you mean the judge is uninterested, not disinterested (as in, “They went to a disinterested third party to negotiate a settlement”). Thanks for reporting! Judy

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