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Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 07, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 and prior audits. Since the release of the report, numerous state lawmakers have come forward demanding state and […]

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State Lawmakers Demand Conditions Improve in Substandard Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 21, 2018 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 oversight, causing several senators to urge state and federal regulators to take more aggressive actions to […]

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Nursing Home Oversight Under Federal and State Investigation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 20, 2018 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 medication errors. Even under new management, about two-thirds of these facilities continue to have care-related violations. This […]

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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 home abuse attorneys at Schmidt Kramer understand these rights and fight to protect long-term care residents […]

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How Understaffed Nursing Homes Affect Patients

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 21, 2018 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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, underappreciated and expected to perform duties they are often not qualified or licensed to perform. Understaffed nursing homes […]

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Understanding Nursing Home Neglect

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 15, 2018 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 residents, substandard care or a breach of necessary duties does still cause physical harm to […]

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Joe Chapman Presents at 20th Annual Elder Law Institute

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 24, 2017 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 neglect cases. This is where he spends a great deal of his […]

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What You Should Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 01, 2017 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 nursing home that will adequately accommodate the individual. […]

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Who are the People in a Nursing Home?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 25, 2017 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 are going to meet? I started to write this post […]

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Ruling Ends Forced Arbitration in Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 24, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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 the ruling, many nursing home residents were forced to sign arbitration clauses hidden […]

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