What kind of nursing home care are your parents and grandparents receiving? Hopefully, their care is the result of an attentive, educated staff that cares about their mental and physical health. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Prominently in the news recently, one national nursing home operator is in hot water for some allegations of substandard care in their homes. Golden Living, a nursing facility provider group, has about 300 homes in over 20 states. Those facilities total over 30,000 beds! They are also currently under fire here in Pennsylvania and are being investigated by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. 25 facilities in Pennsylvania (out of 36 total Golden Living properties in PA) are currently being examined by the AG's office because they
"failed to provide basic services to residents, falsified care records, deceived state Department of Health inspectors and left facilities understaffed". Since July, when the original lawsuit was filed, there have been over 350 complaints file in Pennsylvania alone.
Elder abuse can come in many forms, not just physical abuse. Other, equally as damaging forms, of elder abuse can occur in settings such as nursing homes or hospitals. Mental and psychological abuse, as well as financial and sexual abuse occur all too often to the elderly population. If you feel that a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, please contact Attorney Doug Stoehr to set up a free consultation. Attorney Stoehr has experience and knowledge pertaining to elder abuse legal claims, and will work hard to fight for the rights of your family or friend. Call his office at 814-946-4100 to set up your consultation. Douglas V. Stoehr practices personal injury law in Duncansville and Altoona, Pennsylvania. He serves clients throughout western and central Pennsylvania, including Duncansville, Hollidaysburg, Altoona, Huntingdon, State College, Johnstown, Clearfield, Tyrone, Ebensburg, Northern Cambria, Portage, Windber, Carrolltown, Gallitzin, Saxton, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Pine Grove Mills, Warriors Mark, Spruce Creek, Roaring Spring, Bellwood, Claysburg, Blue Knob, Lewistown, Mount Union, Belleville, McConnellsburg, Breezewood, Williamsburg, Windber, Punxsutawney Martinsburg, Somerset, Philipsburg, Everett, Williamsport, Cumberland, Oakland, Indiana, St. Mary's, Blair County, Cambria County, Huntingdon County, Clearfield County, Mifflin County, Jefferson County, Huntington County, Centre County, Bedford County, Somerset County and Fulton County.