Criminal Charges for Philadelphia Nursing Home Worker Who Used Dead Resident’s Credit Cards

Pennsylvania nursing home abuse doesn’t always involve neglect or violence, as PA nursing home lawyers know. Most cases – about 41 per 1,000, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse – revolve around financial exploitation, frequently the theft of a resident’s cash, benefits, debit cards, credit cards, or blank checks. That’s precisely what appears […]

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Health Problems Caused by Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

It isn’t only the young and the impoverished who go hungry in the United States. Despite our nation’s abundance of wealth and high standards for medical care, malnutrition remains a widespread problem in American nursing homes, affecting an estimated 533,000 senior citizens. Malnutrition can lead to a host of serious health issues, and in prolonged […]

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Pennsylvania

We know that elder abuse is common, but widespread under-reporting makes it virtually impossible to fight the problem on a large scale.  Many seniors fear that they will be retaliated against, be evicted from their nursing homes, or “place a burden” on their family members if they complain about neglect or abuse.  We all need […]

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Nursing Home Abuse is More Common Than Most Realize

According to statistics released by the CDC, there are approximately 1.4 million seniors living in over 15,700 nursing home facilities throughout the the United States. Many nursing homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are owned and operated by for-profit companies who are motivated by the bottom line rather than providing quality care to elderly residents. […]

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Senator Vogel (R) Sponsors Bill that will Endager Seniors

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It was launched  by the World Health Organization and the United Nations and International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. This day is observed to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of the elderly by raising awareness […]

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