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What are some rights of Pittsburgh nursing home residents?

As many families are aware, choosing a nursing home for your aging family member can seem like a daunting task. There are many variables one must take into consideration. The most important is to avoid a situation where a loved one may be subjected to nursing home neglect or even Pittsburgh nursing home abuse. The elderly do have rights when it comes to residing at a nursing home and it is good for the resident and the family to be aware of their individual rights.

Pittsburgh program allows elderly to get care at home

There is an incredibly fast growing population of the elderly in Pennsylvania that are in need of everyday care. Whether this is due to an injury sustained after a fall, dementia or general frailty that comes with age there are many people in need of care. Pittsburgh has unleashed a program that should aid the elderly in getting appropriate, cost effective care that doesn't break the bank or force them to leave their home.

Pennsylvania's baby boomers approach retirement age

Did you know, by the year 2030, Pennsylvania's 60 and older population is expected to reach nearly 30 percent of the total population? Because of this fact, Pennsylvania is taking note of their elderly population, what that means for their future and what it means for the future of health care. In order to ensure their health and safety and to avoid accidents, neglect and death in Pennsylvania nursing homes, the government is hoping to prepare Pennsylvania for the health care necessities this percentage of the population is sure to need. This is true of the elderly now, and in upcoming years.

Consider seeking reparations for your child's birth injury

The birth of child is one of the most joyous and anticipated moments in a parent's life. The little bundle of joy should arrive screaming and perfectly healthy. Most parents experience this moment. Sadly, some parents and children are the victims of a medical decision that renders the baby injured at birth. This can certainly put a damper on the birth and the arrival of a new child.

Pennsylvania man electrocuted in work accident at a mall

Work-related deaths can be difficult to deal with, as they are often unexpected. When one heads out the door on their way to work in the morning, no one expects that the person will never return. One recent death in Pennsylvania highlights just how random such deaths can be.

What is fetal distress and how does it relate to birth injuries?

While it may be true that giving birth these days is safer than ever, residents of Pittsburgh should never underestimate the fact that serious complications can arise during the labor and delivery process. If not properly responded to, these complications could cause a birth injury to the newborn infant, or even cause the infant to die. For these reasons, it is important for physicians to understand the signs of fetal distress.