Category: Nursing Home Safety
When we place a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, we expect that the individual will be cared for professionally and competently. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and patients’ safety may be threatened, or they may be neglected, mistreated or even abused. Problems with nursing homes occur all too […]
Seniors are often frail, vulnerable, suffering from dementia, and may not be able to defend themselves, so it’s not surprising that they can easily become victims of elder abuse. Elder abuse occurs when someone harms, neglects or exploits an older or care-dependent person. Unfortunately, crimes against the elderly are increasing in Pennsylvania. Caseworkers handled nearly […]
A report released in February revealed that in an average week, more than 179,000 nursing home residents in the United States receive antipsychotic medication, even though they have no diagnoses that would justify the use of those medicines. Most of those people have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, according to the report from […]
It has been estimated that Pennsylvania has 2.2 million residents age 65 and older, which places the state fourth among all the states for percentage of people in that demographic sector. By 2030, citizens age 60 and older are projected to make up 29 percent of the Keystone State’s population and equal approximately four million […]
Our grandparents and parents are getting older. We’re getting older. The CDC has reported an all-time high in U.S. life expectancy based on 2012 data – an average of 78.8 years. The life expectancy for females was 81.2 years, while the life expectancy for men was 76.4 years. That number is likely to keep rising due […]
October 20th, 2011 by Wapner Newman
Nursing home negligence attorney, David Sternberg obtained a $400,000 settlement on behalf of a nursing home resident who developed pressure ulcers due to improper wound care and negligent nursing treatment. Attorney Sternberg successfully proved that the treatment provided by the nursing home’s employees violated federal regulations established to ensure quality care for nursing home residents.