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Penn Study Uncovers Less Doctor Visits for Nursing Home Residents

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

Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Questioning Federal Oversight of Nursing Homes

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

State Lawmakers Demand Conditions Improve in Substandard Nursing Homes

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

Nursing Home Oversight Under Federal and State Investigation

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

October is Residents' Rights Month Honoring Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities

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

How Understaffed Nursing Homes Affect Patients

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

Understanding Nursing Home Neglect

Unlike nursing home abuse in which people intentionally harm vulnerable adults, nursing home neglect causes harm to residents by failing to provide them with the care they need. Although nursing home staff members may not intend to neglect nursing home… Read More

Joe Chapman Presents at 20th Annual Elder Law Institute

On Friday, July 21st, Joe Chapman was one of the lecturers at the 20th Annual Elder Law Institute presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He did a primer for elder law attorneys on nursing home… Read More

What You Should Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home

It is important to choose a nursing home that ensures your elderly loved one is safe from nursing home abuse and neglect and provides him or her with the highest-quality of care. This guide will provide you with tips on how to start your search for a… Read More

Who are the People in a Nursing Home?

Certified Nurse Assistant I remember when I was a kid, I watched Sesame Street, and there was a song... Who are the people in your neighborhood. Well, this isn't your Sesame Street song. If your neighborhood is a nursing home, who are the people you… Read More