Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse AttorneyPhiladelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and is best known as the location for the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution. It has an economically and racially diverse population that includes many senior citizens and it is the goal of the Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to represent the needs of elderly individuals who cannot always fend for themselves. We’ve compiled information on the lowest rated facilities in the city so that you can make more educated decisions regarding where you place your loved ones and to help raise awareness to the most common nursing home concerns in the area.

Philadelphia Senior Demographics

Philadelphia was once the first capital of the United States and later served a role as one of the strongest manufacturing cities in the nation. When industry declined throughout the country, it became an economic and cultural center for the Delaware Valley as well as the home of numerous educational institutions that have gained worldwide renown. Seniors make up about 12.1% of its population of 1.56 million people and many more of its residents are approaching the age of retirement in coming years.

Aging adults who are looking to remain physically and socially active can take advantage of the services offered by the Philadelphia Senior Center through its three locations throughout the city. Activities and classes include yoga, poetry classes, ballroom dancing, line dancing, ceramics and foreign language classes. Seniors also take group trips to local destinations as well as locations such as Las Vegas, Cape Cod, San Francisco and more. To learn more, you can call (215) 546-5879 or visit the main branch located at 509 South Broad Street.

Philadelphia Nursing Homes

There are many nursing facilities located throughout Philadelphia and it can be difficult to make an educated decision when considering which center to trust with the care of a loved one. Our Philadelphia nursing home injury lawyers have focused on the lowest rated facilities to highlight the most common concerns and let you know which facilities to avoid. All of the information we have provided is available on the Medicare website and for information pertaining to a facility you are considering placing your loved one in or to see how a particular facility rates, you can use the nursing home compare tool provided at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

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:

Bala Nursing and Retirement Center

4001 Ford Road
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 877-5400

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The main cause of this facility’s abysmal rating seems to be its barebones staff levels, which have resulted in a poor health inspection rating and diminished quality measures. Inadequate staffing and sanitation issues tend to go hand in hand.

Simpson House

2101 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 878-3600

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing is also a concern for this facility, which received a staff rating of only 1 star. Its health inspection history is riddled with deficiencies, increasing the risk of infection and injuries resulting from environmental factors.

Marwood Rest Home

1018-20 Oak Lane Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19126
(215) 224-9898

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite an above average quality measures rating, this facility has a really poor health inspection history. Its staff levels are considered only “average” and it really needs to clean up its sanitation record to be considered a viable option.

Golden Living Center- Stenton

7310 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150
(215) 242-2727

Ownership— For profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Mediocre quality measures and staff levels have resulted in heath and sanitation concerns for this facility, much like similar issues have plagued other poorly rated facilities in the city.

Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

4400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 477-1170

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 stars rating

Primary concerns: Staffing levels for this facility were graded with a single star. Its quality measures and health inspection history received higher scores, but still have room for improvement.

Signs that Your Loved One is a Victim of Abuse

One of the most common questions our Philadelphia nursing home injury lawyers receive is how you can tell definitively when your loved one is being mistreated. While most cases require an investigation to confirm abuse, there are some telltale signs that you should look out for. Do not hesitate to launch an investigation if you notice any of the following.

  • Your loved one begins to withdraw from the activities he or she enjoys, experiences emotional outbursts or goes through bouts of anger or depression.
  • Your loved one has developed bedsores or the sores have progressed to later stages.
  • Your loved one shows symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration, such as weakness, fatigue, dark colored urine and sudden weight loss.
  • Your loved one develops an infection that nursing staff do not have a reasonable explanation for.
  • Your loved one experiences an injury due to a trip, slip or fall that can be credited to environmental hazards or a lack of supervision.
  • You notice bruises or other indications of physical restraint or assault.
  • Your loved one makes a verbal accusation of abuse that nursing staff suspiciously refute. Conversely, some victims may become silent in the presence of their abusers out of fear or shame, so pay attention if your loved one won’t speak when a certain caregiver is in the room.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an award winning and nationally accredited personal injury law firm that has recovered compensation on behalf of thousands of victims of nursing home negligence and abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, we can find answers on your behalf and assist you in relocating your loved one to an environment that is more nurturing and attentive to his or her needs. We will also aggressively pursue justice on your behalf by holding the offending facility accountable for its misdeeds or abuse.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorneys. We will collect the information we need to begin working on your behalf and cover all of your legal options with you so that you know what you can expect if you choose to move forward with a lawsuit. Our lawyers work solely on a contingency basis, so you will never be responsible for providing attorneys’ fees until we’ve recovered damages on your behalf.

Client Reviews
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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric