Articles Tagged with West Palm Beach nursing home neglect

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Yet another states attorney general has taken aim at a large, for-profit elder nursing care provider, alleging serious neglect that denied patients’ basic needs and also falsification of records and deception of state health officials.

This time, it’s in Pennsylvania, with the target being Golden Living, operated by Golden Gate National Senior Care, LLC and managed by a company called The Beverly Group, which operates some 300 nursing homes across the state. None of those are in Florida, but there are many locations across swaths of the South, including three in Alabama and nearly a dozen in Georgia.

In Pennsylvania, where state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced legal action in a 101-page filing, the company operates more than three dozen facilities. Of those, 14 are named in the lawsuit. Continue reading →

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A number of recent reports indicate a growing number of nursing home staffers are working excessive amounts of overtime, leading to a greater potential for reduced care quality and possibly neglect and abuse.

In one case, a long-time nursing assistance in Pennsylvania clocked an average of 80 hours each week for a full year. Her routine jobs included feeding, dressing and bathing nursing home residents. One registered nurse in the same area worked the equivalent of 90 eight-hour overtime shifts over the course of two years. In a single nursing home, staffers clocked 125,000 hours of overtime over the course of two years.

Another report out of New York detailed how a single, county-run nursing home ran up a $745,300 bill for overtime in 2014, which represented a nearly 22 percent increase from just one year earlier.

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