There is an Internet site called JobSchmob.com where anyone can post information, rants, etc. about their job. The post that most interests me is one entitled “Valley View nursing home in Williamsport PA is DEATH VALLEY VIEW!” You can view Valley View’s website here.
This post is from a former LPN that worked at a nursing home and is now fighting an uphill battle to have that nursing home shut down for good! She talks about things that we see in many of our cases, residents being abused and neglected and even dying just before they were to be released from the nursing home!
This is the type of environment we are trying to fight! In an ideal world, there wouldn’t be a need for our services in nursing home litigation. However, the world we live in is far from ideal as the poor care and neglect discussed in this LPN’s blog occur in nursing homes around the country every day.
The best advice we can give you when you have a loved one in a nursing home is to stay on top of their care and visit often and at unannounced times!
There is an article on our website entitled “Nursing Home Visitation Rights” which informs you of your rights regarding visitation. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, there are many articles on our site which can help guide you along the way so that you or your loved one don’t end up as part of a story like the one on Valley View Nursing Home.