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July 2014 Archives

American Bar supports funding of nursing home neglect bill

Early this year, the White House sent a request to Congress to approve $25 million in funding for the Elder Justice Act. The Elder Justice Act became law in 2010, and it is intended to help protect the aging population in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country from becoming victims of nursing home neglect and other forms of elder abuse. However, since its passing, the bill has not received adequate funding to be effective.

Midwest reporters help in nursing home abuse case

As baby boomers get older, the number of individuals over the age of 65 in this country continues to grow. In fact, over the next three decades, the number of elderly individuals will increase to over 83 million. As a result of having more elderly individuals, the state of Pennsylvania and the rest of our country must be diligent in its regulation and monitoring of nursing homes to prevent nursing home abuse in the years to come.

Care facility accused of nursing home abuse

A nursing home in a southeast state has become the subject of scrutiny over nursing home neglect violations. The residential and medical care facility received a citation from its state Department of Health and Human Services, because it allegedly failed to prevent nursing home abuse from occurring. The citation was specifically related to the discovery of bruises on the body of a now deceased resident.

How to receive SSD widow's benefits and other questions

Every person who is applying for Social Security disability benefits will have a lot of questions. Most Pennsylvania SSD applicants will be wondering, for example, if they can even qualify for benefits. Others will be wondering how much income they will likely receive. Other questions may be more unique to one's situation, such as understanding the requirements an individual satisfy in order to get disabled widow's benefits.

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