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4 Nursing Home Red Flags: Avoid Problem Nursing Homes

Family members who are selecting a nursing home often don’t understand how to identify problem nursing homes. Most nursing homes have a polished, professional website and boast top-level care. But quality can vary greatly among nursing homes, and it can be difficult to distinguish nursing homes that fail in providing adequate care. This article will […]

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Is Nursing Home Neglect a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

If your loved one is a resident in a nursing home, you place your trust, confidence, and reliance on the nursing home to act in the best interest on behalf of the patient. But does that mean the nursing home has a fiduciary responsibility for the resident? A nursing home abuse lawyer in Philadelphia, PA […]

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Pennsylvania Cracking Down on Nursing Home Violations, Spike in Fines Shows

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for nursing home oversight. When a nursing home violation occurs, such as an employee engaging in nursing home abuse, the DOH has authority to penalize the home with fines or other sanctions. A recent analysis of DOH sanctions revealed a spike from previous years, indicating that, in […]

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PA Nursing Home Sued for Wrongful Death and Neglect Gets New Management

By mid-2015, hundreds of families had already filed complaints against Pennsylvania nursing home franchise Golden Living, leading the Attorney General’s office to file a lawsuit against 25 of the company’s 36 Pennsylvania facilities.  Later the same year, an inspection by the Department of Health revealed live maggots around the site of a resident’s feeding tube, […]

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Federal Government: Pennsylvania Nursing Home Wrongful Deaths Not Being Properly Investigated

It’s an unpleasant thought to consider, but the reality of the U.S. elder care system is that nursing home abuse is rampant.  And, while no single state has found a perfect solution to this problem, Pennsylvania nursing homes may be some of the nation’s worst offenders.  Following a journalistic investigation by Central Pennsylvania news outlet […]

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Choosing a Quality Nursing Home Could Become Easier for Hospital Patients Under New Rule

Under current federal law, “[H]ospital[s] must not specify or otherwise limit the qualified providers that are available to [a] patient” who is being discharged, as a nursing home abuse lawyer in Philadelphia, PA knows.  Intended to ensure plentiful care options for patients, this law has had an unintended consequence: in order to avoid unintentionally restricting […]

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59 of the Worst-Rated Nursing Homes in Philadelphia and New Jersey

When you’re looking for a nursing home for your parent or grandparent, you want to ensure they’ll receive nothing but the best of care and never need PA nursing home lawyers.  That means steering clear of nursing homes that have earned poor ratings for issues like understaffing, health violations, and low-quality service for residents.  Using […]

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New Rule Prohibits Pre-Dispute Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

A new rule recently implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services will make it easier for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect to have access to the courts in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyer Brent Wieand explains how the new rule is a step in […]

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