Dementia & Independent Living – Who is Responsible for Care?

A recent article from posed the question: How independent is independent care? The question was raised as a result of a devastating wrongful death case at Shannondell, a retirement community and nursing home facility in Philadelphia. Just under a year ago, a resident of Shannondell, who was 85 and suffered from dementia, wandered out of […]

Trump Administration is Scaling Back Fines Against Nursing Homes

Regulation Reduces Fines for Nursing Home Citations According to the New York Times, nearly 6,500 nursing homes, equating to about four in every ten nursing homes, have received at least one citation for a serious violation since 2013. Some of the most common of the citations issued include neglect, avoidable accidents, mistreatment, and bedsores. The […]

Ban on Forced Arbitration in Nursing Home Cases May Be Removed

The History: A Ban on Forced Arbitration Towards the end of Obama’s administration, the Department of Health and Human Services introduced a new rule that would ban nursing homes and assisted living facilities from forcing patients and their families into arbitration. Until that point, whenever a new patient was admitted to a nursing home facility, […]

Changes to Peggy’s Law Help Protect Elderly in Nursing Homes

The Story Behind Peggy’s Law Peggy Marzolla was a 93-year-old woman who died in 2010, within months of being injured at a Brick Nursing Home Facility. Her injuries included a broken eye socket, cheekbones and wrist, among other damages. The Brick Nursing Home staff claimed her injuries were the result of an accidental fall, but […]

Staying Safe at the Jersey Shore: Summer Safety Series

In our first article of our Summer Safety Series, we shared important information regarding the rise in amusement ride injuries during the warmer months. We also provided tips to consider to help keep children safe at amusement and water parks. Today, we’re continuing our series by sharing more precautions we can take to ensure our children and […]

Rise in Amusement Park Injuries in the Summer: Summer Safety Series

Memorial Day marks the official start of summer, as many New Jersey and Pennsylvania families head to their favorite Jersey Shore town. One of the most anticipated activities during the warmer weather is visiting New Jersey’s amusement parks and water parks. Whether you love Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on the Ocean City […]