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Easily preventable nursing home elopement can end tragically

If you have recently placed your loved one in a Pennsylvania nursing home facility, chances are you have concerns about his or her safety. In fact, it may have been a terrifying incident that brought about this decision when your loved one became disoriented or wandered away from home. You knew you did not have the skill or resources to provide the security your loved one needed, and you were counting on the facility to offer protections you could not.

How safe are Pittsburgh nursing homes?

Many elderly people in Pittsburgh are currently transitioning to new lifestyles, some of whom are in need of assisted living care. If you're an adult child currently researching Pennsylvania nursing homes because your aging parent is no longer able to live in an independent environment, you may be worried about finding a place that is equipped to handle your parent's needs.

Sleepy drivers are among the most dangerous

Pennsylvania readers are aware of the dangers of any type of negligent or reckless driving. Distraction, intoxication and speeding are all common reasons for car accidents, and most people are aware of the risk involved with these behaviors. However, you may not be aware of the dangers associated with drowsy driving.

Warning signs: Repetitive stress injuries

Routine can be a healthy part of our day-to-day lives. Many people find security and peace in structure. Especially in the workforce, repetition is essential to completing tasks and meeting goals. But when the occasional project turns to a daily grind, our bodies start to feel the strain.

Do you need a lawyer if your car crash case is cut-and-dried?

Car accident cases are complex, and even if they appear simple on the surface and the other driver was clearly at fault, it will always work in your best interest to hire an attorney. Some cases can become downright strange, such as the case of a Pennsylvania woman who claimed a shrine depicting President Donald Trump played a role in her collision. 

What dangers do you face working in a hospital?

If you make your living working in a hospital, you may have firsthand knowledge about some of the industry-specific dangers you face on a day-to-day basis. Hospitals, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are one of the most dangerous work environments in the nation, with hospital workers experiencing injuries at almost twice the rate of employees in other private industries.

How to tell if the nursing home is neglecting your parent

If you are one of the many Pennsylvanians who has had to make the difficult decision to place your parent in a nursing home, it undoubtedly was one of the hardest choices you ever had to make. Even though you know that your parent needs the daily care that nursing homes provide, still (s)he is always on your mind, and you worry about his or her health, safety and welfare.

5 common hazards in the manufacturing industry

If you work in the manufacturing industry, you know how important your work is. In fact, manufacturing is the largest industry in Pennsylvania, according to Newsmax. Whether your work involves creating plastics, batteries or anything in between, your job may often be difficult and dangerous.

Nursing homes and chemical restraints: a continuing problem

If you are a Pennsylvania resident who had to make the difficult decision to place your parent in a nursing home because of his or her deteriorating physical and/or mental condition, it probably was one of the most heart-wrenching decisions of your life. You know you cannot care for him or her yourself due to your family situation, your work schedule, and all the other things you must deal with on a daily basis, but (s)he nevertheless is always on your mind. You worry that (s)he may not be receiving the care (s)he needs and deserves.

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