Better Prevention and Treatment Measures Needed for UTIs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Better Prevention and Treatment Measures Needed for UTIs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Prevention and Treatment Needed for UTIs in Nursing Homes: Although often preventable, urinary tract infections are among the more common nursing home infections for Pennsylvania long-term care residents. According to an article by Patient Safety, the Pennsylvania...
Philadelphia Nurse Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Neglect in Death of H.R. McMaster, Sr.

Philadelphia Nurse Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Neglect in Death of H.R. McMaster, Sr.

Philadelphia Nurse Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Neglect in Death of H.R. McMaster, Sr.:  A former nursing home nurse has pleaded guilty to two charges related to the 2018 fatal nursing home fall of the father of former Trump national security advisor H.R. McMaster,...
Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Prevent Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Prevent Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Prevent Nursing Home Sexual Abuse: House Bill 2341, written by Rep. Robert Matzie, would require nursing homes to report residents who are convicted sex offenders. A new bill seeking to protect elderly residents from nursing home sexual...
The Link between Understaffing and Nursing Home Falls

The Link between Understaffing and Nursing Home Falls

The Link between Understaffing and Nursing Home Falls: As most nursing home falls are preventable through proper precaution and supervision, it is not a stretch to understand how insufficient staffing at Pennsylvania and New Jersey nursing homes can result in nursing...
Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Prevent Philadelphia Hospitals from Discharging Patients to Facilities

Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Prevent Philadelphia Hospitals from Discharging Patients to Facilities

Nursing Home Staffing Shortages Prevent Philadelphia Hospitals from Discharging Patients to Facilities: The problem of assisted care understaffing came to the fore during January’s omicron COVID-19 surge as Philadelphia hospitals had nowhere to discharge their elderly...
Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist

Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist

Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist: Social distancing and limited visitation amount to continued isolation for lonely and infirm residents. Despite a significantly lower risk for transmitting COVID-19 following the vaccination of...