The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes after a report from a local civil legal aid program.
News Story (Pennsylvania)
Associated Press (AP)
July 1, 2015
Tags: Nursing Homes, Seniors
Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia
The complaint comes two weeks after a Philadelphia-based legal aid organization, Community Legal Services, accused the Pennsylvania Department of Health of failing to properly investigate complaints about nursing homes or enforce regulations that are designed to protect residents’ safety.
In that report, Community Legal Services found that Department of Health inspectors dismissed 92 percent of complaints from 2012 through 2014 for about 46 nursing homes that operated in Philadelphia. It also said the department minimized the severity of violations, and never found violations in follow-up inspections.