State officials have revoked the licenses of two personal care homes in Lehigh and Northampton County over the past few days, both of which have been linked to resident deaths.
Back in April, 84-year old veteran Daniel Scanlan died as a result of “complications of blunt force trauma” after being pushed by another person living at Arden Courts of Old Orchard. Although a staff member witnessed the incident and reported it to the executive director, the director failed to mention the push in a report to the state. After the coroner’s office released the certificate of death, Mr. Scanlan’s death was ruled a homicide. As a result, the state revoked the facilities license for failure to comply with the department’s regulations, gross incompetence, negligence, misconduct in operating the facility, and fraud and deceit in attempting to obtain a license.
Robert Sachs, Esq. of Shrager & Sachs is representing the family of Mr. Scanlan to investigate and pursue a claim against Arden Courts of Old Orchard. The company operates over 50 facilities across the country for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, according to their website.