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The use of physical restraints is one of the key indicators for nursing home neglect in Pennsylvania. Most nursing homes are run as businesses for profit, but the fact is that they operate under very slim profit margins. Most residents’ bills are paid…

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When the blood supply to part of the body is interrupted, gangrene is the common result. The circulatory system provides blood to all parts of the body, carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells and removing carbon dioxide and waste products. When something…

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The majority of nursing home residents have mobility challenges. Some get by with a cane or walking frame for short distances, but that level of exertion is beyond the reach of most. Some residents will be able to use mechanical wheelchairs or personal…

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Jane knew it was unlikely that her Dad would ever live on his own again, but she never anticipated the call from the nursing home telling her that he died in a completely avoidable way. Even though the nursing home staff knew her father had dementia and…

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When negligence of the staff or management at a Pennsylvania nursing home causes a premature death to your family member, a natural reaction is shock and outrage. You are furious because the people you have hired to look after your father, grandmother,…

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Posted on Jun 13, 2013 The Pennsylvania State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a scathing inspection report on a nursing home where a resident was pushed to her death. An official inspection by the DOH revealed the Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation…

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According to an April 17 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), health care providers profit from their own mistakes and negligence because they get paid by insurers for longer patient stays and the extra care that is required…

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The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts reported Tuesday, June 4, 2013, that Pennsylvania medical-malpractice case filings fell 10 percent last year to 1,508, from 1,675 in 2011,  In Philadelphia, the state's largest jurisdiction for malpractice…

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With Pennsylvania lagging in jobs, health care costs at an all time high, and Governor Corbett still not accepting federal medicaid monies, most central Pennsylvania hospitals, especially the bigger ones, still had healthy profit margins for the fiscal…

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At the top of the Pennsylvania nursing homes list are those with a rating of five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of medical care. About 23…

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