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Updated: December 13, 2018 | 3:22 pm

The state is offering paramedics a type of naloxone the Health Department says they shouldn’t use

The Department of Health's policy directs the use of intravenous doses, not the nasal spray
By Brett Sholtis

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


Worst nursing homes continue to fail the frail despite lawsuit and promises

Golden Living’s homes changed hands, but the care never got better.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, PennLive

Pa. superintendent salaries: 2017-18

By Ed Mahon

New lawsuit against Pa. Catholic dioceses demand more secrets be revealed

Plaintiffs' lawyers say they want more alleged enablers to be named
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY

People with serious mental illnesses are waiting months, sometimes ‘a year or more,’ to get treatment

In the 12 years since Harrisburg State Hospital closed, state funding for community mental health programs has decreased, leaving services 'stretched thin.'
By Brett Sholtis

Parents discovered a lack of help for special needs children. Now they’re pushing the state for more licensed therapists

As the state moves toward new regulations for helping special needs children, advocates say the standard is too low in Pennsylvania.
By Brett Sholtis
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