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Category: Nursing Home Abuse

Deceased COVID-19 Victims Found Abandoned in Care Homes in Spain

As COVID-19 spreads throughout Europe, nursing home residents are found to be abandoned at some facilities in Spain. According to NPR, Spain is the second hardest-hit country in Europe by the virus with more than 39,000 confirmed cases and 2,800 deaths as of March 24, 2020. Currently, over a fifth of the nursing homes in the Madrid region have had cases of COVID-19. On March 23, the Defense Minister Margarita Robles of Spain announced Spanish military finding care home residents abandoned, with some left dead in their beds.[...]

Over 70 Nursing Homes with ‘Serious Deficiencies’ Have HUD Mortgages

Earlier this month, two Pennsylvania Senators, Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D), issued a report identifying 478 nursing homes in the nation as having “serious deficiencies.” These facilities in turn were labeled as “special focus facilities” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This means that the labeled nursing homes have a “documented pattern of poor care” and will be eligible to be improved upon by CMS. 74 of these special focus facilities have guaranteed mortgages provided by a federal agency, the Department of Housing[...]

Negligence Caused Pottsville, PA Nursing Home Residents to Suffer

The HCR ManorCare nursing home in Pottsville, PA was investigated by state inspectors in 2017. What they found was not the environment of a caring, healthy, and well-run nursing home. Instead, the residents who lived there were severely neglected. Neglect included failure to maintain resident hygiene, as shown by a disabled man who had long, dirty fingernails. The nursing home didn’t have enough staff to properly respond to the call buttons from the residents’ bedsides. It was common for residents to regularly soil themselves because it took too[...]

Nursing Homes Profiting from High Intensity, Possibly Unnecessary Therapy, Research Shows

A new study is revealing an alarming trend among nursing homes – facilities are increasingly providing elderly residents with intensive, costly, and possibly unnecessary therapy, even in the last weeks of their lives. The study, conducted by the University of Rochester and published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, is raising concerns about the necessity and potential dangers of intensive therapy, as well as whether profits may be prompting their use. Here are a few key details about the study: For the study, researchers gathered[...]

Pennsylvania Passes Act 53 to Expand Prosecution Power in Elder and Nursing Home Abuse Cases

America’s growing elderly population has facilitated the expansion of a booming industry tasked with providing the support, care, and services they need. Unfortunately, the proliferation of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and companies offering daily care and living assistance services has also created growing concerns over the safety of our most vulnerable population, especially in terms of elder and nursing home abuse. Those concerns were a significant factor behind the recent passing of Act 53. Act 53, which has been praised by victims’ advocates and State Attorney General[...]

Nursing Home Injuries Caused by Inadequate Staffing

Families face a difficult task when deciding whether or not to place their elderly loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility, not to mention a challenge in finding the right one. To aid them in this journey, many families will utilize various resources that provide insight into the level of care and support facilities will provide their family member. This may include visits and consultations at the nursing homes themselves, and the use of online tools like Medicare’s five-star nursing home rating system. Unfortunately, as[...]

Pennsylvania Legislature Votes Against Bill Capping Punitive Damages in Nursing Home Abuse Cases

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently voted against a bill that would have put a cap on the punitive damages that could be awarded to victims in verdicts against nursing homes in the state. This bill sought to apply the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act to assisted living facilities and nursing homes, which would have capped these damages to 250 percent of the compensatory damages awarded. “This bill demonstrates that the Pennsylvania legislature, which remains majority-controlled by Republicans, works very hard to balance the[...]

Philadelphia Nursing Home Profited as Care Declined, Report Shows

A recent article from the Philadelphia Inquirer is shining a spotlight on a local nursing home owner that profited despite declining care at its facilities. According to the article, nursing homes once owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia went from barely breaking even to becoming some of the most profitable nursing homes in the region after being bought by Charles-Edouard Gros. One of the nursing homes included the St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare. As reported by the Inquirer, Gros-owned nursing homes comprised four of the area’s five[...]

State Suspends License of Arden Courts of Old Orchard

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[...]

Death of Daniel Scanlan Ruled Homicide

Northampton County Coroner, Zachary Lysek, has ruled that Daniel Scanlan, an 84-year-old veteran and long-time resident of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, died on April 4, 2017 as a result of “complications of blunt force head trauma” which occurred at Arden Courts of Old Orchard in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania. The certificate of death from the coroner’s office states that Mr. Scanlan was “pushed by another resident causing him to fall and strike his head.” As a result, the coroner marked “homicide” as the “manner of death” on the[...]

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