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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

Ruling Ends Forced Arbitration in Nursing Homes

A final ruling from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will return a vital right to 1.5 million nursing home residents and their families by banning the use of forced arbitration agreements by nursing homes that receive federal funding. Before… Read More

Low-Quality Care Causing Deaths at Many Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Low-quality care is causing many avoidable deaths at Pennsylvania nursing homes, according to findings from PennLive's comprehensive, six-month investigation of nursing homes in the state. PennLive found that almost 40 percent of Pennsylvania nursing… Read More

New Violations at Golden Living Nursing Facility Investigated

Local news station ABC 27 has uncovered the latest violations at Golden Living nursing facility in Lancaster County after reviewing recent inspection reports filed by the Department of Health. Because of the facility's failure to provide quality care… Read More

Multiple Violations Reported in Nursing Homes throughout Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Health Department has issued citations to several nursing homes throughout the state. At the Luther Crest Nursing Facility of South Whitehall Township, a man with Alzheimer's disease had to be treated for hypothermia following entrapment… Read More