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Nursing home neglect among reasons for Pennsylvania fines

State regulators have been increasing fines and the number of violations at senior care centers since announcing a philosophical shift late last year. Almost three quarters of a million dollars in fines have been issued, a jump since 2014. A recent news story reports on the details of the fines and the nursing home neglect incidents in Pennsylvania homes.

Delayed diagnosis alleged in Pennsylvania man's death

With serious ailments such as cancer, every day that the illness goes untreated means that the person is more likely to die. Early and aggressive treatment is the best way to ensure healing from serious cancers, and a delayed diagnosis can mean death. In a recent news story, a Pennsylvania woman, the executor of her husband's estate, is suing the Department of Veteran Affairs, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to diagnose the cancer that eventually killed him.

Child disability a concern for Pennsylvania Easter Seals CEO

Children with special needs depend on care and support from the greater community. Currently, children who are born or who become disabled are entitled to support from the Medicaid program for help with paying for medical services. Medicaid funding can then go to programs like Easter Seals to help children in need. In a recent article, the CEO of Easter Seals talks about the types of services that are provided by Medicaid through Easter Seals in Pennsylvania, and shares her concerns about the future of the child disability program. 

Nursing home neglect brings special focus on Pennsylvania home

Nursing homes are responsible for safety, good health, well-trained and abundant staff and quality programming in order to provide optimal care for elders. Most homes receive financial payments from Medicare and Medicaid and depend on those payments for the facility's survival. When a facility faces challenges, it can be classified as a "special focus facility" in which the facility is investigated and problems are addressed. A recent news story tells about a Pennsylvania nursing home, as well as homes in other states, that face such special focus due to issues with nursing home neglect and other problems. 

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