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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Pennsylvania

Nursing home abuse in Pennsylvania
Number of nursing homes in Pennsylvania: 715

Patients living in Pennsylvania nursing homes: 80,679

Occupancy rates of Pennsylvania nursing homes: 90.8%

Average number of deficiencies at each Pennsylvania nursing home: 7.6

Percent of Pennsylvania nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 21.5%

Most common deficiencies at Pennsylvania nursing homes: Quality of Care, Accident Environment, Food Sanitation

Distribution of ownership of Pennsylvania nursing homes: 48 % for profit, 45% non profit, 5% government

Most populated cities in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Harrisburg

Staffing levels at Pennsylvania nursing homes (daily hours):Above average,4.0 total staff, 1.7  licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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