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Pennsylvania Receives 'F' Grade for Nursing Home Facilities, New Report Says

Virginia Streva - Jun 11, 2019

Pennsylvania ranked as one of the top 10 worst states for nursing homes in the country, according to Families for Better Care, a nonprofit citizen advocacy group for nursing home care.  The commonwealth ranked No. 32 last year, but the state experienced one of the sharpest declines of all the states, dropping 14 spots to No. 46 this year. The Keystone State also dropped a letter...

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Get Bad Marks from National Group

- Jun 11, 2019

Pennsylvania nursing homes have received a failing grade from a national advocacy group. Families for Better Care issued its findings Monday. The group based its report card on eight measures collected by the federal government, including the number of problems found during government inspections, staffing levels and the number of verified complaints. Pennsylvania received an F and...

Pa. Nursing Homes Get ’F’ from National Group

Dave Wenner - Jun 10, 2019

Pennsylvania nursing homes on Monday received a failing grade from a national advocacy group, which gave it one of the worst report cards in the nation. Families for Better Care based its report card on eight measures collected by the federal government. These include number of problems found during government inspections, staffing levels and number of verified complaints. Pennsylvania...

Long-Time Nursing Home Antagonist Calls for ‘New Solution’

Elizabeth Newman - Jun 10, 2019

While a resident advocacy group and nursing home industry lobbyists may disagree on most subjects, a new report indicates that they might find common ground in one area: staffing. Families for Better Care has long been a thorn in the long-term care industry’s side, having frequently accused certain states of providing poor nursing home care. But the organization is now calling for a...

Senior Center Where Rape Reported Installs Jams on Doors, Windows

News 4 JAX - Nov 25, 2018

News 4 JAX --  After a disturbing report of a resident at an assisted living center being sexually assaulted, News4Jax has learned that the facility has installed jams on windows and doors, preventing residents of first-floor rooms from opening them more than a few inches. Vernon Bender is a 78-year-old veteran who lives in one of the rooms, and got so concerned he...
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