Camelot Terrace Nursing Home in Streator received an immediate jeopardy citation from the Illinois Department of Public Health last week. The basis of the citation was a leaking roof and evidence of damage by termites to the facility. The nursing home owner, Michael Lerner, was disputing the citation.Mr. Lerner is the operator of other nursing homes in Illinois which have been the subjects of scrutiny. He also operates Regal Rehab in Oak Lawn which was supposed to have been shut down last spring, but remains open. He also operates Galesburg Terrace. His management practices prompted the SEIU to launch a web site, www.lernernogem.org, a reference to GEM Health care, the umbrella organization for the Lerner-owned nursing homes.The poor conditions at the Camelot facility have potential to cause harm to the residents. This would have been the basis for the immediate jeopardy citation issued by IDPH. I have represented the families of other residents to investigate nursing home neglect claims against Mr. Lerner’s facilities, including issues with pressure ulcers, and have been troubled by the poor care received by the residents. I was also surprised to learn that he does not carry liability insurance on the Regal Rehab nursing home, and suspect that this is his standard practice at all of his facilities.Hopefully, this citation is a sign that the IDPH is taking a closer look at Mr. Lerner’s facilities.