Nursing Home Negligence

Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June was Elder Abuse Awareness Month. While most people think that elder abuse solely involves physically hurting an older adult, there are many ways in which an elder adult can be abused. Here are the different types of abuse someone over the age of 60 can face: Physical Abuse– Use of physical force that causes […]

Low Conviction Rates for Nursing Home Abuse in Pennsylvania Sparks Change in Legislation

Low Conviction Rates for Nursing Home Abuse in Pennsylvania Sparks Change in Legislation According to a recent investigative series by the Reading Eagle, Pennsylvania has the fewest number of convictions in the nation when it comes to abuse and neglect for patient-related care. Investigators found that the state is much more likely to pursue cases of […]

Legislative Changes Affect Claims, Arbitration for Victims of Elder Abuse

Legislative Changes Affect Claims, Arbitration for Victims of Elder Abuse As the elderly population continues to rise in the United States, the need for home care positions and facilities continues to be in high demand. Unfortunately, the staff to patient ratio is on the decline, resulting in a lack of care and neglect in some […]

Elder Abuse: A Growing Problem in the United States?

Elder Abuse: A Growing Problem in the United States? A study done by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee reported that the percentage of nursing homes cited for violations has increased every year since 1996. A startling 30% of nursing homes were cited for nearly 9,000 instances of abuse over only […]

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