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Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Drawn Attention to Dysfunction in Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 17, 2021 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

The COVID-19 virus is particularly deadly for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Nursing home residents are both old and in physical decline, putting them at high risk for suffering serious consequences if they contract this virus. Unfortunately, more than 170,000 nursing home residents and staff members have contracted the virus and passed […]

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Why Women May be at Higher Risk for Suffering Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 17, 2021 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

While nursing home abuse and neglect are problems for male and female nursing home residents, research shows women may be at higher risk for a few reasons. If you have a female or male loved one who is living in a nursing home or assisted living facility and you are concerned that he or she […]

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Yesterday’s blog post from Messiah Lifeways nursing home revealed 13 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This increases the number of active coronavirus cases among residents to 55. There are also 13 staff members at the facility with active cases. Two residents at the facility died after contracting the virus. Fortunately, nine other residents […]

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The family of a Pleasant Acres Nursing Home resident who died last December has filed a lawsuit against the facility. In the lawsuit the family claims staff members did not watch their mother properly. She needed to be monitored closely because she had dementia and other medical issues. The family cared deeply for their mother […]

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The Gardens at Blue Ridge Non-Compliant With Federal Regulations on June 28, 2019

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 23, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

After the Department of Health investigated The Gardens at Blue Ridge here in Harrisburg, surveyors reported it did not comply with Federal Regulations. The facility did not: Protect its residents from accidents when a nurse assistant brought food into a resident’s room and spilled it on the resident, burning her. The CNA for whatever reason […]

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The Gardens at Scranton Non-Compliant with Federal Regulations on May 23, 2019

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 03, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 for a resident; implement nursing procedures designed to timely respond to changes in resident conditions, consistently provide necessary […]

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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 nursing homes are among the worst in the nation, according to this report. These facilities […]

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16 Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Among Worst in Nation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 04, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 publicly released a national list of these facilities as part of an ongoing investigation into […]

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New Federal Data Shows Many Nursing Homes Have Inadequate Staffing

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 31, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 levels, especially during the weekends. A typical facility on its worst-staffed days takes care of […]

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Penn Study Uncovers Less Doctor Visits for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 02, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 readmission rates. However, once patients are in a nursing facility, the majority are not able to see […]

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