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Updated: May 12, 2020 | 3:09 pm

Your daily coronavirus update: Pennsylvania AG opens criminal probes into nursing homes

Pennsylvania will roll out a plan to begin coronavirus testing for every resident and employee of nursing homes and other facilities that provide care for older adults.

By The Associated Press and Staff

Western Pennsylvania-based chain of skilled nursing homes agrees to $15M settlement

A western Pennsylvania-based chain of more than 50 skilled nursing homes has agreed to pay $15,466,278 to resolve claims that it provided medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy to residents in order to generate revenue.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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Delaware County DA: Three court-appointed guardians stole more than $1 million from seniors

“Keith and Carolyn Collins, as pastors, used their church to help funnel the stolen money, betraying...their duties as ministers of God.”
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Finding a solution to improve nursing home care

Advocates and researchers say these are the eight key solutions Pennsylvania could undertake to protect the elderly from dangerous care.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/PennLive

Profits over patients: Advocates say there’s a reason bad nursing homes don’t improve

The nursing home industry has argued the reason struggling nursing homes don’t improve under new owners has little to do with oversight. Instead, they said, it’s evidence of a different problem: state governments don’t provide enough funding.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/PennLive

‘It was so horrific’: Family says poor nursing home care led to woman’s death

Rick Mantheiy, like many people, had never been eager to place his parents in a nursing home. But in 2017, his family ran out of options.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/PennLive