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Report Reveals PA Not Enforcing Nursing Home Staffing Laws

Are Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Slacking on Staffing Requirements? From January 1, 2014 until October 31, 2015, an extensive audit was conducted in the state of Pennsylvania. The results of this audit have prompted questions regarding whether the Department of Health is effectively enforcing staffing regulations in nursing homes. While the department typically does not accept […]

Do You Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

According to 2014 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States with 1.4 million residents in those homes. These numbers are likely to continue to rise, as the number of adults over 65 is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050. That’s almost double the population of the […]

A Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse that has Come to Surface

Regardless of whether or not you personally have a loved one or family member in a nursing home, most of us are aware of the unfortunate elder abuse that can take place. Commonly, it happens financially, physically, sexually, and emotionally. However, another form of abuse found in nursing homes which has slowly been revealed – Bullying.   Mistreatment by […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 marks the 10-year anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Launched on June 15, 2016, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was founded by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. WEAAD was started to promote a better understanding of abuse and […]

Regional Elder Justice Task Forces Launched by DOJ

On March 30, 2016, the Department of Justice announced the launch of 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces. Teams consisting of federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, and agencies that provide elderly services will coordinate with the purpose of enhancing efforts to pursue nursing homes that “provide grossly substandard care to their residents.” Acting Associate Attorney General […]

Nursing Homes in New Jersey: Past, Present & Future

A new report was released by the New Jersey Nursing Home Profile to illustrate the significant value that the Nursing Home Industry adds to New Jersey. In 2013, the industry added just over $5.4 billion in expenditures, near 56,000 full time jobs, contributed at least $116 million in state income taxes, and provided $2.1 billion […]

The Sobering Statistic about New Jersey Nursing Homes

A national AARP survey has revealed a shocking and disappointing statistic: New Jersey now ranks 49 out of 50 for preventing bedsores for nursing home residents. There is only one state that is less capable than New Jersey of preventing bedsores in nursing homes. As a result of the survey, state legislators have started to […]