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Nursing home neglect prevalent nationwide, including Pennsylvania

Recent media reports about residents of nursing homes who were up to their waists in water as they were sitting in their wheel chairs during the devastation of Hurricane Harvey underscored the vulnerability of seniors in facilities nationwide, even in Pennsylvania. The truth is that even when there are no adverse weather conditions, nursing home neglect is far too common. The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued an alert that called for action to be taken urgently.

Tell-tale signs of a loved one suffering nursing home neglect

When an elderly person is subjected to mistreatment of any nature in a facility that has a legal obligation to render protection and care, it is known as institutional elder abuse. Another term used to describe such an atrocity is nursing home neglect, something that is far too prevalent nationwide, including in Pennsylvania. People with loved ones in nursing homes may want to look out for any signs of abuse or neglect in order to put an immediate stop to it.

Life-threatening infections could mean nursing home neglect

The miracles of modern medicine help many Pennsylvania residents live longer than at any other time in the state's history. As a result, a larger number of the population ends up needing long-term care from their families, assisted living centers or nursing homes. This means that the potential for nursing home neglect may only continue to rise as well, and it may come from a variety of sources.

Get the facts to report nursing home neglect or abuse

Finding the appropriate place for an elderly loved one to receive care in his or her twilight years can be a daunting task. Pennsylvania residents may discover the disturbing truth that neglect and/or abuse is reported in one out of every three nursing homes. This makes many families vigilant in looking for signs of nursing home neglect or abuse.

The disconcerting existence of nursing home neglect

No matter how careful you may be in choosing a place here in Pennsylvania where your elderly loved one can receive much needed care, no guarantee exists that appropriate care will be given. Sadly, nursing home neglect is not new. Far too many families discover that the loved ones they entrusted to a nursing home ended up harmed.

Arbitration clauses are bad news for nursing home neglect victims

Nursing homes serve an important role in the love and care of the elderly community in Pennsylvania. Most families are poorly equipped to care for aging loved ones, making nursing homes and other long-term residential facilities a necessity. Unfortunately, these necessary facilities are often plagued by nursing home neglect and abuse, and victims sometimes face an uphill battle when seeking justice.

Hidden camera exposes nursing home neglect

Many Pennsylvania families come to an impasse when they can no longer care for the elderly members of their families. They do as much research as possible to find a place that will provide safety, care and compassion to their loved ones. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect occurs far too often.

Nursing home neglect can easily cross over into abuse

Many families here in Pennsylvania and across the country struggle with relinquishing the care of their elderly loved ones to other people. When they do, they expect their loved ones to be treated with respect, care and compassion. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is not uncommon and can easily cross over into abuse.

3 face criminal charges for nursing home neglect

As the population of the country ages, more attention needs to be given to the quality of care provided to the elderly. Pennsylvania families entrust the safety and care of their aging loved ones to nursing homes, but sometimes, that trust is misplaced. Nursing home neglect is a serious problem since many nursing home residents are unable to care for themselves and rely on the staff to be compassionate, caring and diligent.

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