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 […]

NURSING HOME ABUSE

NURSING HOME ABUSE A growing area of our practice is nursing home abuse. We receive many complaints and inquiries every week from people whose loved ones are in nursing homes and who they fear are being abused or neglected. Unfortunately with our aging population more and more people are spending their so called golden years […]

Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing Home Injuries As our population grows older and medical care improves, so too does the population of our nursing homes. Currently, more than 16,000 nursing homes house nearly 1.5 million residents in the US. According to the CDC’s 2004 Nursing Home Survey, during a 90 day period nationwide, 8% of nursing home residents were […]

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