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Lancaster Nursing Home - Scene of Resident on Resident Sexual Assault

Maple Farm Nursing Home was the location of a horrible crime recently.  Glenn Hershey, 65, of Akron, PA is believed to have sexually assaulted another resident in the nursing home where he lived.  Mr. Hershey is a registered sex offender. So basically,… Read More

Nursing Homes Trying To Put Profits Ahead of Elder Abuse Problems

  How can people in Pennsylvania make sure we protect the elderly who are residents in our Commonwealth's nursing homes?  One way is by not putting profits ahead of safety like the legislature in Oklahoma has done. Despite a series of high-profile… Read More

Recent Pa. Supreme Court Decision Protects Rights for Nursing Home Residents

Scampone v. Highland Park Care Center, LLC, Pa. Supreme Court, November 2012. In November of 2012, the Pa. Supreme Court sent a case back to the trial court with instructions to reconsider whether a nursing home and the corporate entity operating a nursing… Read More

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Concerned About Flu:One Harrisburg Nursing Home Will Mandate Flu Shots Next Year

Posted on Jan 08, 2013 Today's (January 8, 2013) Pennlive has an article on Pennsylvania's, particularly Harrisburg, nursing homes efforts to fight the flu.  Below is a portion of his article.  Go to the pennlive website for the entire story: https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2013/01/flu_vaccine_nursing_homes_elde.html  "The… Read More

How Can You Report A Concern About A Pennsylvania Nursing Home?

How can you report a concern you have about the quality of care being provided in a Pennsylvania nursing home?  Here are some ideas that are provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The important thing is to remember not to let a concern go… Read More

Medicare Creates Five-Star Quality Ratings To Compare Nursing Homes

The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has created a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers search and compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. The… Read More

NURSING HOME INSPECTION- JULY 12, 2012, SPRING CREEK REHAB FAIL

Schmidt Kramer injury lawyers work with nursing home residents and their families to protect their rights.   On July 12, 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Department did an inspection at Spring Creek Rehab in Harrisburg, and found the following nursing… Read More

PA Superior Court Find tort Claim Not Restricted To Arbitration

In late October the Pa. Superior Court handed down a decision concerning what type of claim is restricted to arbitration based on a nursing home resident contract. Mary Ryan died when she was catapulted from the wheelchair used to transport her from… Read More

Jury Finds Group Home Liable For $3 Million Verdict

What type of standards should be imposed upon nursing and group homes?  Should they also be liable for outrageous conduct when they are responsible for injuring the people they are supposed to care for? A Luzerne County jury has awarded more than $3… Read More

Locate Nursing Home Deficiencies And Citations In PA

The Chambersburg Public Opinion is reporting today about how to locate deficiencies in nursing homes in Central Pennsylvania. You can also locate and compare nursing homes throughout the United States. The nursing home industry is seeking legislation… Read More