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Pennsylvania center loses license after nursing home neglect

One resident in an assisted care facility was able to escape and could not be found. One month later, the body of the deceased female resident was located approximately two miles from the nursing home. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has formally pulled the license of the woman's care center due to charges of nursing home neglect

Will nursing home neglect cases be settled only by arbitration?

A person who has been wronged deserves a fair chance to have it made right. This is the underlying sentiment when a person must sue a senior care center for nursing home neglect or abuse. Some homes, like other larger companies, would prefer to handle these types of cases through arbitration. Pennsylvania residents may wish to follow the developing news about elder care and settling disputes. 

Pennsylvania patients evacuated to avoid nursing home neglect

An ongoing water issue has forced the evacuation of a senior care home. The Pennsylvania home experienced a water line break, and dozens of people were removed to a safer environment. The location had previous citations for nursing home neglect. A recent news story gives the latest updates about the water line break and the history of problems at the facility. 

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. 

Nursing home neglect suits possibly affected by new bill

Our elders deserve care and attention, and families should not be saddled with fears about how their relatives are being treated. Patients depend on staff training and hospital oversight. Nursing home patients also depend on the ability to sue if they have been abused and neglected in a nursing home. A recent news story out of Pennsylvania tells about a threat to such safety -- in the form of a new bill that poses threats to patients' ability to receive damages from improper care, including nursing home neglect and abuse.  

Falling accidents in Pa. nursing homes can bring penalties

Elderly and disabled people depend on nursing homes to provide consistent, compassionate and competent care. When nursing homes fall short in providing safe care, nursing home residents can suffer. Whether it is from abuse, neglect or falling accidents, residents can experience a range of injuries, some of which are fatal. Recently, a Pennsylvania nursing home was penalized with a downgraded license due to one resident's fatal fall. 

Woman witnesses nursing home neglect through hidden camera

One of the greatest acts of trust is turning the care of loved ones over to others. When that loved one is a cherished elderly and vulnerable parent, then the realization that nursing home neglect has occurred is likely a devastating revelation. While one woman's story did not occur in Pennsylvania, sadly, this story is not restricted to just one area of the country.

Nursing home neglect leads to resident's death

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy choice but one that often must be made for the family member's best interest. Unfortunately, in spite of the best intentions, there may still be cases of nursing home neglect that can lead to a resident suffering harm or even death. Pennsylvania families do have resources to turn to if they fear a loved one has suffered harm in a facility.

Suspected nursing home neglect leads to federal lawsuit

Families turn to those companies that offer experienced and compassionate care when looking for suitable placement for elderly or disabled loved ones. When a facility then permits alleged nursing home neglect to occur, it not only violates the trust of families, but may also result in a federal lawsuit in some circumstances. Pennsylvania residents do have resources to turn to if they suspect a loved one has suffered harm while receiving care at these facilities.

Nursing home neglect is still a problem in Pennsylvania

Nursing home abuse and neglect continues to be a problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. The precise causes of nursing home neglect are still unknown, but lack of training and supervision stand at the top of the list. The qualifications for working in that kind of institution are not as rigorous as for a nursing staff in a hospital.

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