By Office of the Attorney General
From The Delaware County Daily Times:
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced her office has filed a legal action against a chain of nursing home companies accused of misleading consumers by failing to provide basic services to elderly and vulnerable residents. The legal action was filed by the Office of Attorney General’s Health Care Section against Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, which manages and operates 36 facilities statewide. Its subsidiaries are commonly known as Golden Living Centers, of which there are 14 named in the legal action. The 14 named Golden LivingCenters in Pennsylvania are the following:
– Golden LivingCenter in Lansdale
– Golden LivingCenter in Phoenixville
– Golden LivingCenter – Blue Ridge Mountain in Harrisburg
– Golden LivingCenter in Camp Hill
– Golden LivingCenter in Clarion
– Golden LivingCenter in Gettysburg
– Golden LivingCenter – Hillview in Altoona
– Golden LivingCenter in Monroeville
– Golden LivingCenter – Mt. Lebanon in Pittsburgh
– Golden LivingCenter – Stenton in Philadelphia
– Golden LivingCenter – Summit in Wilkes Barre
– Golden LivingCenter in Tunkhannock
– Golden LivingCenter – Western Reserve in Erie
– Golden LivingCenter – York Terrace in Pottsville
“As we allege, these companies profited at the expense of our most vulnerable residents,” Attorney General Kane said. “These facilities promised to provide the care needed by residents and then failed to meet residents’ most basic human needs. That is simply unacceptable.” The legal action asserts Golden Living violated the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law by deceiving consumers through its marketing practices. The company advertised it would keep its residents clean and comfortable while providing food and water at any time. But its facilities were understaffed, leaving residents thirsty, hungry, dirty, unkempt and sometimes unable to summon anyone to help meet their most basic needs, such as going to the bathroom, the legal action asserts.
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By Michael W. McGuckin, Esquire; Attorney for the Reading, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C., which limits their practice to medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, car, truck, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death cases, premises liability, and work injuries. Serving Berks, Schuylkill and surrounding counties for over 50 years.