Nursing Home Neglect Can Be Mistaken For Aging
Family members must be sure to be attentive, and they also need to know their legal options when abuse is suspected in Pennsylvania.
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Tag: Nursing Home Neglect

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, June 10, 2016.

For family members who are trying to look for signs of nursing home neglect, it’s important to remember that it can in some cases be mistaken for the natural aging process. Below are a few signs and symptoms that illustrate how this can happen. 1. Weight loss. An elderly person will often lose weight as […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Monday, March 14, 2016.

We have previously written about the dangers that some elderly Americans face in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Too often, nursing home residents face physical, psychological and even sexual abuse by a staff member or by other residents. And if the victim has dementia or other cognitive difficulties, the abuse often goes unreported. […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

We have previously written about how difficult it can be to put an aging relative in a nursing home. There are feelings of guilt, of course, but there is also worry. Will my loved one receive good care and attention? Will they enjoy living here or hate it? Are there any alternative options? Unfortunately, nursing […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s each year, many Pennsylvania families take the time they do not regularly have to visit elderly loved ones living in nursing homes and care centers. Such visits are the highlight of residents’ holiday season and after everyone says their goodbyes, seniors gather round to share all of the news and […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Using arbitration instead of litigation sounds like a good idea on the surface. After all, isn’t it best to resolve nursing home abuse cases as quickly and quietly as possible? Some people don’t believe so. In fact, 34 senators and attorneys general nationwide have banded together in an attempt to ban pre-dispute arbitration agreements from […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Nursing home facilities provide an essential service for the elderly population, and a service that, according to some predictions, around half of Americans age 65 and older will make use of at some point in their lives. Because most people have to deal with skilled nursing home care at some point, either for a loved […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, September 4, 2015.

There is a troubling problem that is occurring across Pennsylvania nursing homes that is rarely discussed and that needs to be acknowledged and addressed — that of falls and the use of restraints to prevent them. Nursing home residents who suffer a fall often times sustain serious injuries that could result in a permanent disability, […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, July 24, 2015.

If a person suspects that someone they know has been a victim of or is currently experiencing ongoing elder abuse, that person can report the suspected abuse to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Any person who reports alleged abuse being perpetrated on an elderly person will be asked to provide their name and contact information […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, March 20, 2015.

When you hear the term “elder abuse,” what do you think of? Many people might imagine an elderly nursing home patient being abused by a staff member. Others might imagine a younger family member who is supposed to be a caregiver but is instead abusing a vulnerable, aging adult. Both of these scenarios are sadly […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Data from the 2010 Census determined that people 65 and older comprise 13 percent of the total population of the United States; the figure for Pennsylvania is about the same. This group of people born between 1946 and 1964 long ago became known as the “baby boom generation.” This population’s steady aging means that increasing […]