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  • What is the Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes?

    The five-star rating system for nursing homes was introduced by the U.S. government in 2009 to help families find high-quality nursing home care for their elderly loved ones. However, placing a loved one in a five-star rated facility does not guarantee they will be safe from nursing home negligence. Studies have revealed flaws in the five-star[…]

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    Pennsylvania to Spend $175 Million to Improve Coronavirus Nursing Home Safety

    There are approximately 700 nursing homes – and nearly 2,000 long-term care facilities – in Pennsylvania, all of which have been struggling to maintain health and safety efforts as the Coronavirus continues to spread. Officials first raised concerns over catastrophic nursing home safety failures just months ago. In response, the state decided to funnel $175[…]

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    Pennsylvania DOH Releases Data on Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths

    After facing weeks of pressure, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has finally released data on how many patients have died from Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in each nursing homes across the state. Residents of skilled nursing facilities account for more than two-thirds of the total deaths in Pennsylvania. So far, more than 5,800 Pennsylvanians have[…]

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    New Rule Could Hurt Injured Nursing Home Residents

    The current administration is proposing a new rule for how injured nursing home residents are able to pursue damages against negligent long-term care facilities. Existing law allows injured individuals to go to trial by jury when filing a claim.  If passed, the new rule would force them and their families exclusively into the arbitration process.[…]

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    Nursing Home Residents Stranded When Care Facilities Go Out of Business

    During its prime, Skyline Healthcare managed or owned more than 100 nursing facilities in 11 states. But when the company started to fail two years ago, more than one dozen of its facilities were shut down and nearly 1,000 residents were forced to relocate – and many were given barely any warning. This is not[…]

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