Nursing Home Lawyer for Harrisburg, New Bloomfield, and Perry County
Situated approximately 15 miles northwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, New Bloomfield, PA is home to slightly over 1200 residents based upon recent reports. Harrisburg, in contrast, has approximately 50,000 residents.
Both places are home to nursing home facilities that were recently the subject of a PennLive 2016 study, which examined the care records for nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania for 2015. The study specifically examined the number of hours of care that nursing home residents provided each day through registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN), and certified nurse assistants (CNA). Recommended care hours according to experts suggest that nursing home residents receive at least 4.1 hours of care each day.
According to the PennLive study, The Manor at Perry Village had the 4th lowest number of care hours in the state of Pennsylvania for 2015. The study found that on average, this nursing home provided a total of only 2.82 hours of care per resident per day, broken down as follows:
- RN:0.30 hours,
- LPN:0.82 hours
- CNA:1.68 hours
In our experience, there is a direct correlation between the number of hours of care provided and the well-being of seniors in nursing homes. The more care that is provided, the lower the number of injuries and illness that often are the result of neglect, such as bed sores and falls.
Nurses in particular are trained to carefully spot various conditions of residents so that prompt attention can be administered before a condition gets worse. But when little care is provided, developing conditions may be missed entirely until the condition becomes severe, which can put the lives of residents in jeopardy.
Putting Profit Before Patients
Nursing homes should never put profit before patients. However, in a large number of the nursing home abuse and neglect cases that we see, this is precisely what happens.
When injuries, illness, and even death result from not providing adequate care, we seek justice on behalf of injured residents and their families. The fact is that substandard care must be stopped. Tragically, the only measure that seems to get the attention of nursing homes is when they are sued, when the realize that spending more and providing adequate care may be less expensive than paying substantial damages.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured in a Pennsylvania Nursing Home, or Died as a Result of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
If so, call us to find out how we can help. With decades of helping injured clients and the families who have lost a loved one due to negligence, abuse, or neglect, we can explain your options for compensation once we learn about the circumstances of your case or that of your loved one.
We offer a free consultation and contingent fee representation, so there is no fee unless you recover.