Nursing Home Negligence

Close-up of hands of senior woman lying in hospital ward

A new report released by the Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General suggests that many cases of severe nursing home abuse are never reported to the authorities. According to the Inspector General, 134 cases of physical or sexual abuse at nursing homes during 2015 were severe enough to…

There are over three million people in the United States who currently reside in nursing homes according to Health and Human Services. When a family places their elderly loved one in a nursing home in Philadelphia, they do so with the expectation that he or she will be properly cared…

A 94-year-old Pennsylvania woman died recently after she slipped and got trapped between the railings on her bed and her mattress. The woman was living at a nursing home facility, but it is unknown how long she had been stuck before nursing home officials realized there was a problem. While…

Many elderly people living in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable people. They trust their Philadelphia caregivers with their lives. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the situation and commit elder abuse, preying on individuals who cannot defend themselves. As one recent case reminds us, it is important for…

The decision to admit an aging parent in a nursing home in Philadelphia is very emotional. You want to find a facility that will provide best level of care possible; the same attention that you would give them if it were possible. Pennsylvania law supports this, requiring nursing homes to…

Nursing homes in Pennsylvania and across the nation are faced with tight budgets and sometimes lack enough certified health care professionals to provide the level of care that everyone deserves. Neglect and substandard conditions can lead to a variety of health problems including malnutrition and bedsores. In severe cases, nursing…