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Nursing Home Visitations in New York Resume Friday with New Rules

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press release the latest guidelines for visiting nursing homes in accordance with CMS and CDC standards that will commence on Friday, February 26. Under the new parameters, nursing homes will resume indoor visitations, ease current COVID-19 testing requirements for visitors, and increase the capacity for each facility. The previous rule, which banned Read More >>

Reflecting on Why Nursing Homes Failed

Across the country, nursing home residents, staff, and their families are breathing a sigh of relief as they begin to receive vaccinations for the coronavirus. Still, even full immunization won’t alleviate the tragedy that has unfolded throughout American nursing homes. The COVID-19 outbreak is a calamity not just because of widespread death among vulnerable residents but also because of the Read More >>

Nursing Home Residents Aren’t Just Suffering from COVID; Neglect and Abuse Case Surge

An AP News article published in mid-November indicates that amid a pandemic that has disproportionately affected vulnerable nursing home residents, neglect and abuse of elderly residents remains a rampant problem. The news publication details the story of a 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver who became so malnourished and dehydrated that he dropped to 98 pounds and looked to his son like Read More >>

Long Island Healthcare Facilities Fined for COVID Violations

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of at least 65,446 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for 38 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States.Nursing home residents are disproportionately affected because elderly adults and those with underlying conditions are the most Read More >>

Nursing Homes in NYC Vulnerable to COVID-19

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of nearly 68,000 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for close to 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States.Because the virus is particularly lethal to the elderly and those with underlying conditions, nursing home residents are Read More >>

COVID-19 Reveals Gaps in Control Procedures at Nursing Homes in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been alarming for all. However, these concerns are much more widespread among families with loved ones in nursing homes. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revealed a total of 294,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 65,446 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes across the U.S. In New York, a prominent hot spot for COVID-19, nursing home residents Read More >>

New York State Permits Limited Visitation in Nursing Homes

Senior citizens have spent months living in nursing homes without seeing loved ones since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country early this year. But recently, Howard Zucker, Commissioner of the New York Department of Health, offered isolated seniors some good news. Long-term care and nursing facilities will once again be permitted to allow visitation, provided that they meet specific Read More >>

New York Lawmakers Want To Strip Nursing Homes of Coronavirus Lawsuit Immunity – New York Post

Two state legislators from New York City have announced a bill that would repeal the controversial law that shields nursing homes and hospitals from liability during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the New York Post.On April 3, Governor Cuomo signed the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act, granting healthcare facilities and their employees “immunity from any liability, civil or Read More >>

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Underscores Nursing Home Residents’ Vulnerability During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today even more crucial. The current health crisis has made older Americans more vulnerable particularly in nursing homes, which have banned visitation by family and friends.According to John Dalli, a partner in the nursing home abuse law firm Dalli & Marino, LLP, frequent nursing home visits are one of the most important Read More >>

Companies Use Legal Loophole to Avoid Accountability

Cases Involving COVID-19 Also Derailed Lurking in millions of product, service and employment contracts is a legal landmine called forced arbitration, which allows corporations to bypass the courts and railroad Americans into privately run tribunals that almost always favor the company. And now, during the COVID-19 crisis, nursing homes, ride-sharing companies and many others are using forced Read More >>