Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry Helps Prevent Nursing Home Abuse
The Nurse Aide Registry is a federal program. It requires that nurse’s aides in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have a clean record when it comes to working in a nursing home. The registry tracks nurse’s aides who have committed abuse, neglect, or a crime against a nursing home resident. By hiring only registered nurse’s aides, Pennsylvania can make sure that its senior citizens are in the best hands possible. If you are not sure if an aide is in the nurse aide registry, look her up online.
The Nurse Aide Registry and Required Abuse Reporting
Any care facility that receives Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement is required to verify the registration of any nurse’s aide to the registry. The failure to do so can mean serious repercussions for the facility. The government requires that care facilities report the following abuses if they occur:
- Physical abuse
Once an abuse is reported, the nurse’s aide in question can have a note made in her file. The note prohibits future employment in a Pennsylvania nursing home for that person.
If you suspect a loved one experienced abuse in a nursing home and the home hired non-registered aides, serious penalties can result. Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams. at 888-979-7298 to the registry and your case.