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Aging Pennsylvania raises concerns over health care capacity and funding

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 15, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

The 2010 U.S. census showed Pennsylvanian’s median age increased by approximately two years. The  Daily Item from Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania showed we are now one of five states with the median age over 40. The Times Tribune from Scranton noted the census results and saw increasing populations of senior citizens specifically in Pike and Monroe counties.
As Pennsylvania’s population ages, the need for high-quality nursing home care will come into central focus. Injury lawyers at Schmidt Kramer represent clients who suffer nursing home neglect or other forms of negligence. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has designated certain “never events” which are symptomatic of bad nursing home care. As the first baby boomers turn 65 this year, Pennsylvania’s elder care community needs to increase the level of staffing, doctors trained in geriatrics, and its general level of competency. When you or your family have been injured at the hands of a nursing facility or hospital, the attorneys at Schmidt Kramer are here for you. Talk to a Harrisburg nursing home litigation lawyer. See the articles in the  Daily Item and  Times Tribune.