After the Department of Health investigated The Gardens at Scranton, surveyors reported it did not comply with Federal Regulations when failing to: ensure consistent resident accessibility to the nurse call bell system to request assistance from staff… Read More
Families for Better Care, which works to create awareness about conditions in our nation’s nursing homes, recently released a report grading the quality of nursing home care in each state and Pennsylvania received an F.
In fact, 16 of Pennsylvania’s… Read More
For years, the federal government has kept hidden the names of hundreds of nursing homes nationwide still being cited by inspectors for consistent substandard care. This all changed on Monday when Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey… Read More
Many nursing homes nationwide are short on staff, leaving residents to unable to see a nurse or caretaker as frequently as they should, according to new federal data analyzed by Kaiser Health News. The records reveal ongoing and insufficient staffing… Read More
Nationwide, nursing facilities are evolving to not only include the long-term care of frail residents, but also complicated post-hospital care. Patients are being discharged sicker and quicker from the hospital to nursing homes in an effort to decrease… Read More
A PennLive investigation in November of 2018 called Still Failing the Frail uncovered that the majority of the former Golden Living nursing homes were still being cited for substandard care by the state Health Department despite changes in management… Read More
A special report published by PennLive last month examined the quality of nursing homes, revealing continued health and safety citations for facilities once owned by the Golden Living chain. Since then, the report has raised concerns over nursing home… Read More
A special investigation recently conducted by PennLive found that many nursing homes once owned by the Golden Living chain are still being cited by the state Health Department for substandard care.
This includes citations for inadequate training and… Read More
The month of October has been designated Residents’ Rights Month. This annual event was developed to honor all residents living in long-term care facilities and promote awareness of dignity, respect and the rights of each resident.
The Harrisburg nursing… Read More
To provide the right care for all patients, nursing homes must have enough staff. Unfortunately, many nursing homes in the U.S. are significantly understaffed. This shortfall creates a particularly tense work environment where nursing staff are overworked,… Read More