Pennsylvania’s Attorney General has named an Erie nursing home in a lawsuit alleging unfair or deceptive acts or practices that harm consumers. The suit alleges that nursing homes in Pennsylvania that carry the “Golden Living” brand name, including Golden Living – Western Reserve located on W. 54th Street in Erie, are chronically understaffed and fail to provide basic minimum services to elderly residents.
Some specific accusations in the lawsuit include allegations that caregivers at Pennsylvania Golden Living facilities sometimes skipped showers for residents; failed to reposition immobile residents every two hours as needed; left incontinent residents in wet and soiled clothing and bedding; and woke residents before 5 a.m. to be prepared for breakfast.
The lawsuit also claims that residents were observed to struggle to feed themselves or stared helplessly at their dinner trays while waiting for help, sometimes for the entire meal; that the nursing homes internal records showed repeated and unaddressed complaints about long waits for staff to respond to call-lights; that pressure sores went undetected; that there was no evidence that professional staff was checking for pressure sores; that the odor of urine and feces permated common areas; and that residents were woken in the middle of the night for washing and dressing.
A nursing home should never fail to provide basic services such as repositioning, basic hygiene and feeding. Sadly, some Pennsylvania nursing homes sometimes fail to provide these basic services and residents can be seriously injured as a result.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed due to a nursing home’s failure to provide basic services, a Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you get compensation for the injuries. Call the Pennsylvania nursing home negligence lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.. Call Now (814)-580-5017 | (877)-505-9548.