Allentown Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Overall Rating of 42 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (25) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (7) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (5) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (4) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (1) Much below average
August 2018

Allentown Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Allentown is the fastest growing city in Pennsylvania and home to the state’s third largest population. It is the location where the Liberty Bell was preserved and hidden from British forces during the American Revolutionary War. Its diverse population includes thousands of senior citizens. The Allentown nursing home abuse attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC defend the rights of the elderly through the aggressive pursuit of damages against negligent nursing facilities and by assisting victims in their relocation to environments that are more healthy and nurturing. We’ve provided the following data about the city’s nursing centers in an effort to both raise awareness to common nursing concerns and to allow you to make more informed decisions regarding who you trust with your loved ones’ care.

Medicare regularly collects information on every nursing facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania based on data gathered through inspections, surveys and investigations. The federally monitored database reveals that five (12%) of the forty-two Allentown nursing facilities are deemed to be below the national averages after investigators identified serious violations and deficiencies. Did your loved one suffer harm through mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living in a nursing facility in Pennsylvania? If so, let our team of dedicated lawyers protect your rights starting now. We encourage you to contact the Allentown nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) to schedule a free case evaluation. Let us explain your legal options for filing in resolving a claim for compensation.

Allentown Senior Demographics

Like many industrial cities in the United States, Allentown needed to adapt when the city saw many of its manufacturing jobs sent overseas. Its economy is now centered in the services industry, but it still maintains strong connections to the manufacturing sector while attracting major transportation, logistics and healthcare companies. The city is currently redeveloping its waterfront with a mixture of upscale apartments and office buildings in an attempt to draw more white collar workers and businesses. Its senior population represents nearly 12% of over 119,000 residents and is expected to grow as more residents above the age of 55 near their retirement.

The Lehigh County Senior Citizens’ Center serves Allentown and its neighbors by providing services to the elderly and those who are nearing retirement. Members can participate in social activities, take classes and sign up for the center’s hot lunch program. The available activities and classes include arts and crafts, computer classes, health education, exercise programs and group trips to local areas of interest. For more information on the programs that are offered, you can contact the Senior Center Manager, Sally Saylor, at (610) 437-3700 or view the bi-monthly newsletter offered at www.lehighseniors.org.

Allentown Nursing Homes

All of the information our Allentown nursing injury lawyers have provided below comes directly from Medicare through its website at https://www.medicare.gov. We’ve highlighted the most important areas of concern, but if your facility is not listed or you would like more detailed information regarding the reasons for each facility’s rating, you can use the nursing home compare tool provided on the Medicare site. It is our hope that this information will alert you to the most common nursing home concerns for your area and help you avoid placing your loved ones in a harmful environment.

Information on Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across Pennsylvania to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

Cedarbrook Nursing Homes

350 South Cedarbrook Road
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 395-3727

Ownership— County government

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received above average grades in all areas of assessment except its quality measures score, which is a reflection of the measures taken to ensure every patient has a treatment plan specific to his or her needs and conditions.

Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center

1925 Turner Street
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 794-5300

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received average or above average grades all around, but has room to improve in the areas of staff quality and quality measures taken to ensure the needs of every patient are addressed.

Manorcare Health Services- Allentown

1265 South Cedar Crest Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 776-7522

Ownership— For profit individual

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 stars rating

Primary concerns: As is typical with for profit facilities, this facility suffers from rampant understaffing. This has boiled over into its quality measures and health inspection scores, which are far from perfect.

Manorcare Health Services- West Allen

535 North 17th Street
Allentown, PA
(610) 432-4351

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility’s perfect rating may be a bit misleading. Upon closer observation, it shows serious staffing concerns and subpar quality measures, despite having a perfect health inspection rating. When staff levels are kept at such insufficient levels, it becomes a matter of time before it impacts other areas of assessment.

Lehigh Valley Hospital TCU

17th & Chew Streets
Allentown, PA 18105
(610) 969-4225

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicare only

Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5

5 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility only accepts Medicare payments, leaving Medicaid patients needing to provide a different source of payment. It also received a two star quality measures rating, indicating the need to improve its attentiveness to the needs of individual patients.

How to tell if Your Loved One is Being Mistreated

Clients often ask our Allentown nursing injury lawyers if there are any sure symptoms that would indicate abuse or neglect and at what point action should be taken. We suggest seeking legal advice whenever you feel things are not as they should be and are always willing to help you determine whether an investigation is warranted. The most common signs of abuse or neglect include the following.

  • The development of bedsores or mysterious infections. These can be indicators that patients are not receiving attention from their caregivers. Bedsores are prevented and treated simply by moving the patient regularly and infections are often the result of poor hygiene and an unclean environment.
  • Symptoms of dehydration or malnourishment. These can include weakness, tiredness, dizziness, dark urine, sudden weight loss, fainting and excessive thirst.
  • Symptoms of physical restraint or assault or sexual assault. The most common indicators for physical or sexual abuse are bruises— more specifically on the wrists, ankles or genitals. There are also psychological symptoms that include emotional outbursts, mood swings, sudden withdrawal from social activities and the refusal to speak when in the presence of caregivers.
  • Injuries that could be the result of inadequate supervision or a poorly maintained environment, such as slips, trips and falls or broken bones when a patient is dropped while being moved.

Nursing Home Law Center LLC is dedicated to assisting the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and has helped clients across the nation receive the justice they rightfully deserve by aggressively pursuing damages against facilities and caregivers that forgo their duties of care. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of abuse, contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Allentown nursing home abuse attorneys to review your legal options and form a relocation plan that will remove your loved one from his or her negative environment. If for any reason we are unable to secure compensation on your behalf, you are assured that our services will be free of charge.

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