A nationwide nursing home company with multiple locations throughout Pennsylvania
is facing scrutiny after state authorities filed legal action last week.
The action, according to law enforcement, focuses poor conditions and
failures to provide standard care to elderly residents.
Here are some details about the legal action:
- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that a legal action
was filed against Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC on Wednesday July
1st. Legal action was taken after it was discovered that elderly residents
at Golden LivingCenters were not provided essential services or care.
- Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC operates over 300 locations in 22
states. There are 36 Golden LivingCenters around Pennsylvania.
- Among allegations named in the action, officials state that residents were
left in soiled diapers for long periods of time, were not regularly bathed,
and faced risks of bed sores from not being turned over periodically as
required. It is also alleged that residents sometimes missed meals or
were not escorted to meals as required and missed showers or other hygiene
services. The action also alleges that staff falsified records.
The legal action claims the nursing home company violated the law by deceiving
consumers through its marketing practices. Attorney General Kane also
referred to the company’s actions of promising care and failing
to meet basic needs as “simply unacceptable.”
Victims and families led to believe their loved ones would have been properly
cared for at Golden Living facilities may also receive compensation for
the damages they or their loves ones suffered. In addition, the action
is seeking $1,000 per violation of the law, and up to $3,000 when violations
involve individuals 60 or older.
For more information about
nursing home abuse or neglect and the rights of victims, contact
Shrager, Spivey & Sachs today.