How to File a Complaint Against a Pennsylvania Nursing Home
Take prompt action to protect your loved one’s legal rights
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect at a Pennsylvania nursing home, immediate action is needed to protect your loved one. Time is of the essence, but knowing who to speak to and how to file a complaint is just as important. Hold nursing homes accountable with Hal Waldman & Associates on your side and take the proper steps to ensure your complaint reaches the right authorities. Your actions can make a significant difference.
Before filing a complaint, having all the necessary information regarding the nursing home is essential. Be sure to gather the following details:
- The name of the facility
- Their address and location
- Contact information such as phone number, fax, and email address
- Names of any staff members who may have been involved in the abuse or neglect
- Dates of the incidents and suspected abuse
- Any documents or evidence you may have to support the complaint
An attorney can help you gather evidence and information supporting your complaint.
File the complaint
The Pennsylvania Department of Health handles issues and complaints regarding nursing home abuse and neglect. To file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, you can call or file the complaint online, by email, or by mail. Provide the information listed above and as much detail as possible about the suspected abuse and neglect.
You can also file a complaint with Pennsylvania's Long-Term Care Ombudsman. A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a program that advocates and supports nursing home residents. They work to resolve complaints.
Speak with an experienced Pittsburgh nursing home abuse and neglect attorney
Filing a complaint against a nursing home is not easy, but it is necessary to protect your loved one. At Hal Waldman & Associates, we can help you through the process every step of the way.
Trust us with your complaint and make a difference in the lives of your loved one and other residents who may be facing abuse and neglect in a nursing home. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss any questions regarding your complaint.