A Pennsylvania news organization has outed the 18 biggest offenders of understaffing in Pennsylvania nursing homes. HCR Manorcare, the Toledo-based health care organization, took 10 out of 18 spots on the list assembled by Penn Live. While experts recommend at least 4.1 staff hours a day to be spent on a resident’s care, the worst offender on the list, ManorCare Health Services of Pottsville, averaged 2.77 hours of care a day. Even the ‘best’ on the list, ManorCare Health Services of Bethlehem, averaged only 2.89 hours of daily care. Understaffing is problematic for nursing home residents because improper staffing ratios can lead to falls, resident wandering, medication and other serious clinical errors, poor hygiene, malnutrition, and dehydration.
ManorCare One of the Largest Nursing Home Chains in the Country
HCR ManorCare is the second largest nursing home chain in the country. The company has over 500 facilities, including short & long term care centers, rehab clinics, home health agencies, and hospice centers. ManorCare facilities operate under the names ManorCare, Arden Courts, or Heartland and currently have over 35 facilities in Illinois alone.
Levin & Perconti Successful Against ManorCare
In 2006, Levin & Perconti obtained the largest nursing home verdict in Illinois history against ManorCare Health Services of Homewood, IL. Our Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys are considered one of the top nursing home abuse and neglect firms in Illinois and in addition to the 2006 record judgement, have obtained other verdicts and settlements against HCR ManorCare facilities. Staffing is a major concern in America’s nursing homes, where profits often prove to be more valuable than patient care. If you have a loved one that has experienced abuse or neglect in an HCR ManorCare or other care facility, please contact us so that we can help you determine if you have a case. Consultations with our skilled attorneys are free and confidential.