Elderly Abused at 1 in 3 Nursing Homes: Report

Reports of serious, physical, sexual and verbal abuse are “numerous” among the nation’s nursing homes, according to a congressional report released in July. Read more here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92689

Signs of Abuse or Neglect YOU Need to Know

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, what should you be watching for? It’s a fair question and one not everyone knows the answer to. Here is a list of some important things you should watch for: 1. Is the nursing home staff responsive to you and your loved one? If the […]

Nursing Homes misusing the Medicare Nursing Home Compare Website to Mislead the Public

The Medicare Nursing Home Compare website is one of the few tools available to compare one facility to another. Unfortunately, nursing home facilities appear to be feeding the government inaccurate data in order to “juke the stats.” If you are weighing long term care options for a loved one, be sure to visit the facility […]

Grades for Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

In the 2010 census, West Virginia and Pennsylvania had the second and fourth highest percentages of residents 65 and over. Are our nursing homes doing enough to care for our aging population? This article details some of the issues that can arise when nursing homes fail to take appropriate care measures for their residents. The […]