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Allowing troubled care home to stay open is poor decision

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Allentown Morning Call

If another resident wanders from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks personal care home and gets hurt, or worse, their blood will be on the state’s hands for failing to follow through and revoke the troubled facility’s operating license. The state Department of Human Services and the home’s owner recently…

Woman records employee allegedly stealing from mother at assisted living facility

Posted on April 10, 2018 by WPXI

Buffalo Township police are investigating after a woman recorded a senior care worker allegedly stealing items from her ill mother’s bedroom at an assisted living facility. The woman exclusively tells Channel 11 a number of items had gone missing for some time, so she decided to take matters into her own hands….

Ex-P’burg woman missing after leaving assisted living facility

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Easton Express-Times

A former Phillipsburg woman suffering from schizophrenia went missing late last week from an assisted living facility in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania State Police report. Iwona Ciezza, no age given, about 2:30 a.m. walked out of Milford Manor, 2200 Milford Road, and failed to return, police said….

Police, DA probe alleged theft at Buffalo assisted living home

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Police are investigating a possible theft from a resident at a Buffalo Township assisted living facility. Broadcast partner WPXI-TV had video showing the alleged incident at Rosebrook Adult Living along South Pike Road. A woman who answered the phone at the facility said “no comment”…

Police look for woman who walked out of assisted living facility

Posted on April 10, 2018 by WFMZ

Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public to look out for a missing woman who suffers from schizophrenia. Police say on Friday, April 6, around 2:30 a.m. Iwona Ciezza walked away from Milford Manor, an assisted living facility in East Stroudsburg. Ciezza reportedly has not been taking her medication and could be at risk…

PHCA Names Carmy Jerome New Assisted Living and Personal Care Home Director

Posted on April 10, 2018 by

  (Press Release)

The deeper cause behind the school strikes: Teachers are competing with the elderly

Posted on April 09, 2018 by Washington Post

To those paying attention, the recent strikes for higher teachers’ pay in West Virginia and Oklahoma are a harbinger of things to come. You can attribute the strikes to the stinginess of the states’ political leaders. After all, average annual teachers’ salaries in these states…

Reading Eagle wins honors in Keystone Press Awards

Posted on April 08, 2018 by Reading Eagle

For the sixth straight year, the Reading Eagle won top honors for newspapers of its size in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s Keystone Press Awards. The statewide Keystone awards are a multicategory competition recognizing excellence in news, entertainment and sports coverage; commentary;…

Health inspection reports for nursing homes in Lancaster County through March 2018

Posted on April 05, 2018 by Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

There are 32 nursing homes in Lancaster County, which are inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The following is a list of all nursing home health inspection reports released since Feb. 19, with links to the reports that document inspectors’ findings for each home. They’re also available here….

Firm at center of Pa. Medicaid contract controversy to open $20M call center in Blair County

Posted on April 05, 2018 by Philadelphia Inquirer

Centene Corp., a St. Louis insurer at the center of a legal fight over long-delayed Medicaid managed-care contracts in Pennsylvania, plans to build a customer claims center in Blair County, Gov. Wolf announced Thursday. The facility is expected to employ nearly 300….

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