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

Posted September 11, 2017 | PA Nursing Home News

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… read more

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

Posted April 19, 2017 | PA Nursing Home News

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,… read more

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

Posted February 9, 2017 | PA Nursing Home News

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… read more

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

Posted January 6, 2017 | PA Nursing Home News

Under current federal law, “ospital must not specify or otherwise limit the qualified providers that are available to patient” who is being discharged.  Intended to ensure plentiful care options for patients, this law has had an unintended consequence: in order to avoid unintentionally restricting patients’ choices, hospitals provide patients with minimal information about nursing home… read more

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

Posted October 31, 2016 | PA Nursing Home News

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.  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 Medicare Compare ratings, Philadelphia nursing home abuse… read more

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

Posted October 21, 2016 | PA Nursing Home News

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… read more

Medicare Compare Ranks the Top 50 Best Nursing Homes in Philadelphia, PA

Posted October 4, 2016 | PA Nursing Home News

Depending on where you live and how far you are willing to travel, you may have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of options when it comes to choosing a nursing home for your elderly parent or grandparent.  But with the rampant problems of nursing home abuse in Philadelphia, how do you know which nursing homes… read more

Poor Nursing Home Regulation Puts Phila Seniors at Risk

Posted June 15, 2015 | PA Nursing Home News

  The 2010 US Census recorded more senior citizens (40.3 million people or 13% of the total population) living in the US than at any other time in history. Pennsylvania ranks fourth in states with high senior populations with over 15 percent of residents being over age 65. This number is expected to rise in… read more

Judge Finds Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable

Posted October 10, 2014 | News,PA Nursing Home News

On October 3, 2014, Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas found that an arbitration agreement ManorCare nursing home made a resident’s family sign was unconscionable because it was a one sided “adhesion contract” and violated public policy. See Hendricks v. Manor Care, Civil Action No. 13-2028 (2014) Order dated… read more