Nursing Home Abuse Doesn’t Just Involve Physical Abuse

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  • Nursing Home Abuse Doesn’t Just Involve Physical Abuse
    You place a loved one in a nursing home hoping that those responsible for their care will treat them with the respect they deserve. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Instances of nursing home abuse are statistically fairly common in the United States. This doesn’t mean you should never consider trusting such a facility to care for a loved one who...
  • Report Indicates Poor Staffing Results in Abuse & Neglect at NC Nursing Home
    Nursing home abuse takes many forms. Unfortunately, instances of nursing home abuse also remain fairly common throughout the country. Just as nursing home abuse can involve various types of behaviors and neglect, nursing home abuse can also occur for many reasons. The residents of nursing homes tend to be members of a vulnerable demographic. Their ability to defend themselves against...
  • Male Nurse Charged Accused Of Assaulting Elderly Female Residents In PA Nursing Home, Admits Sexual Touching
    Vulnerable elderly and disabled individuals living in nursing homes across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania deserve the best possible care, but many nursing homes and their staff fall short on the care rendered to this defenseless segment of the population. Nursing home abuse is not uncommon, unfortunately, as was seen this week when a male nurse was charged with assaulting two elderly female...
  • Did The Nursing Home Look Safe Before You Moved Your Loved One In?
    We put our loved ones into nursing homes believing it was in their best interest. That is why it can be devastating for it to come to light that abuse is happening in their new home. Growing older should not have to be painful and degrading. A Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney will stand up for the rights of your...
  • ATF Releases Findings in 2017 Nursing Home Fire
    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives recently closed their investigation into a 2017 nursing home fire located just 25 miles west of Philadelphia. Among their findings, the report provided that the main valve was shut off to the nursing home's sprinkler system which is why the sprinklers did not go off during the fire. So far no...
  • Pennsylvania Health Department Doubled Nursing Home Fines to $2.3M in 2018
    Pennsylvania Health Department Doubled Nursing Home Fines to $2.3M in 2018
    Pennsylvania's nursing home facilities have been in the news for years and the reports have not been positive. In 2015, Pennsylvania made history when the state attorney general sued the Golden Living nursing home chain for among other things, failing to provide basic care for nursing home residents. The lawsuit prompted Golden Living to transfer its 36 Pennsylvania nursing home...
  • How Nursing Homes Make Profit Off Of Abuse
    How Nursing Homes Make Profit Off Of Abuse
    It is something no one really talks about, but as children, one didn't think about how we would be taking care of our parents one day. Thankfully medicine is getting better and helping people live longer, but getting older does have its challenges. Sometimes when our loved ones get older, they get older in places that are not close to...
  • Shocking Nursing Home Abuse Case
    Shocking Nursing Home Abuse Case
    We would not usually bring you a case so far from our coverage area, but this story has gripped the nation recently and it highlights some things we have been discussing for a while. When a woman in an Arizona long-term care facility went into labor on December 29, the nursing home staff present did not even know she was...
  • Pennsylvania Has Nursing Home Oversight Problems
    Pennsylvania Has Nursing Home Oversight Problems
    We just read an editorial that highlights the importance of strong oversight of nursing homes. The article follows that case of an Arkansas-based nursing home company that at one time had $3 billion in revenue and operated many nursing homes here in Pennsylvania. They have since faced litigation for violations ranging from, “poor training, medication errors, skeletal staffing, and even...
  • Not So Golden Living at the Golden Living Nursing Homes
    Not So Golden Living at the Golden Living Nursing Homes
    You may have heard that the Pennsylvania Attorney General's lawsuit against the Golden Living Nursing Home chain was recently revived by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The lawsuit alleges that 14 nursing homes across Pennsylvania, including one right here in Philadelphia, were understaffed in order to boost profits for the chain at the expense of the residents who were not properly...
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