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Attorney John Dalli Speaks on a Family’s Right to Say Goodbye to Their Loved One

The pandemic's arrival brought with it unquantified destruction to so many lives. For nursing homes, this destruction was unimaginable, often resulting in residents passing away without being able to say goodbye to their loved ones. Due to the highly-contagious nature of COVID, nursing homes restricted any visitors at all. While this was done for the public’s safety, it still brought with it Read More >>

NYC Nursing Homes Are Prepping for the Next Pandemic – But Will It Be Enough?

The approach of winter often comes with mixed feelings. Excitement for the holidays and gorgeous snow is in the air, but there can also be a build-up of fear and frustration. The Coronavirus pandemic wreaked severe havoc on the population of New York, especially for more susceptible populations, such as nursing home residents. For this reason, nursing homes are doing everything to prepare for Read More >>

Buffalo Nursing Home COVID-19 Lawsuit Moves Forward

On March 14, 2022, New York State Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Ogden rejected Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s motion to dismiss the case involving Cecelia Robertson, who filed a complaint against the facility in April 2021. The complaint came after Robertson’s sister, Annette Herron, passed away from COVID-19 in the Buffalo nursing home. This case moving forward may set an Read More >>

Third-Party Auditor Set to Review New York’s COVID-19 Response

In March 2020, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive requiring nursing homes to accept patients infected with coronavirus as long as the nursing home represented it could safely care for the resident. However, this influx of sick patients overwhelmingly increased the number of elderly deaths within these facilities and both the former Governor and the nursing homes failed to ensure Read More >>

How New Nursing Home COVID-19 Protocols Endanger New York Nursing Home Residents

COVID-19 has transformed how all employees in the healthcare industry interact with their patients. If you have a loved one in a NY nursing home, you’ve likely noticed your loved one’s institution adopting new COVID-19 protocols, even into 2022. Unfortunately, some nursing homes can use these protocols to mistreat residents now out of their families’ eyes. You can watch out for signs of abuse Read More >>

Two NY Hospitals Start Virtual Nursing Home Care Due to Bed and Staffing Shortages

Due to the effects of COVID-19, nursing homes struggle to keep up with the increasing demand for long-term care and treatments. These facilities are becoming overpopulated and lacking sufficient resources to help all of their residents. Not only are nursing homes unable to combat the number of patients, but now hospitals are also finding it difficult to care for the elderly due to bed and staffing Read More >>

Staffing Shortages in Hospitals Driven by Profits over People

As the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched into its third year, many healthcare professionals have felt the burnout so acutely that they have begun considering other career options. Even as nurses have spent the better part of these three years pleading for more resources and staffing, many facilities have continued to prioritize profits over people, resulting in an unparalleled level of burnout among Read More >>

Nursing Home Visitors Required to Undergo COVID-19 Testing in New York

COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for nursing homes around the country as staff shortages and resident vulnerabilities prove to be no match for the virus’ spread. On January 7, New York announced new testing requirements aimed at keeping nursing home residents and staff safe amid the spread of the highly-contagious Omicron variant. The move has worried family members who are again concerned Read More >>

Nursing Home Residents with COVID-19 Boosters Less Likely to Get COVID

Recently, the CDC released data showing that nursing home residents who are vaccinated with a booster dose are 10 times less likely to contract COVID-19 than vaccinated residents who lack a booster. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, also said the data shows that cases have been rising in long-term care facilities. However, the residents most affected are those who are unvaccinated or Read More >>

John Dalli a Member of the New York Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which sparked a devastating economic and social disruption across the globe, members of the New York State Bar Association and the larger legal community put together a task force to help ensure laws and policies sufficiently protect vulnerable populations and guarantee equitable access to high-quality care. After all, the pandemic not only led to an Read More >>

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