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Family of Deceased Nursing Home Resident Suing Facility to Try to Prevent Harm to Others

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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

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

Advocacy Organization Gives Pennsylvania Nursing Homes One of Worst Report Cards in Nation

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

16 Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Among Worst in Nation

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

New Federal Data Shows Many Nursing Homes Have Inadequate Staffing

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

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