Recently, Somerset Place, a North Side Chicago nursing home, was the target of a special audit and probe conducted by investigators from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Reports of problems that were published in the Chicago Tribune and complaints by a local lawmaker are what led to the investigation.

Somerset Place is an assisted living facility that specializes in adults who are mentally ill.  The facility has received a number of citations and been the target of investigations that took place between April 2008 and July 2009.  During these investigations conducted by Chicago police, 15 alleged assault and battery incidents took place, along with 5 cases of criminal sexual assault and 5 reports of narcotics possession.

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