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Petition Asks To Stop NY Mandate “That Will Kill Our Most Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents” – Change.org

A petition on Change.org is asking New York Governor Cuomo to reconsider his March 26th mandate requiring nursing homes to accept patients infected with COVID-19: “Keeping the elderly safe from COVID-19 should be America's number one priority…Not only are they the most vulnerable in contracting the virus, but they are at the highest risk of dying once infected. “Not only are positive Read More >>

Coronavirus Hits New Jersey Nursing Home That Had Already Restricted Visitation – Philadelphia Inquirer

TIM TAI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Three residents and two employees at a New Jersey nursing home tested positive for the coronavirus last week even though the facility had already suspended visitation for residents, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stacey Burling and Pranshu Verma. The Laurel Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Mount Laurel, NJ is Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 4

Below is the fourth part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. Nearly 70% of U.S. nursing homes are operated by for-profit owners according to the CDC. It’s important to remember this statistic as you select a skilled nursing facility for a Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 3

Below is the third part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. Choosing a nursing home for a parent or loved one is stressful and often overwhelming. With over 15,600 facilities across the country according to the CDC, how do you choose the Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 2

Below is the second part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. As the elder population rises, so does the demand for workers who care for the elderly each day in residences and facilities such as nursing homes.  From 2018 to 2028, these Read More >>

State Considers End To “Spousal Refusal” To Pay For Nursing Home Care – Newsday

New York State may end the practice of “spousal refusal” for elderly couples, which many argue keeps one spouse out of poverty as Medicaid pays for the other’s nursing home care, according to a story by NEWSDAY’s Michael Gormley. With spousal refusal, the “well” spouse can legally refuse to pay for a nursing home for the other, redirecting the bill to Medicaid. But Governor Cuomo has mandated a Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent?

Below is the first part in a series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. An estimated 1.3 million residents live in nursing homes in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is only bound to grow as our elderly Read More >>

Family of Elderly Woman Awarded $550,000 Due To Fatal Bedsore Caused By Neglect at a Nassau County Nursing Home

The family of an elderly woman was recently awarded $550,000 because her negligent care at a Nassau County skilled nursing facility caused a bedsore that ultimately led to fatal infections. The settlement was negotiated by the nursing home abuse attorneys at the law firm of Dalli & Marino, LLP. LACK OF TURNING AND POSITIONING CAUSED BEDSORE TO WORSEN The 86-year-old patient was admitted with Read More >>

Understaffing At Nursing Homes Often Leads To Elder Abuse Including Bedsores and Falls

As the U.S. population ages, the need for quality elder care increases nationwide. Often, families turn to skilled nursing facilities to provide the best care for their loved ones. But some estimates reveal an alarmingly disproportionate ratio of staff to residents that can result in negligence and abuse. On average, U.S. nursing homes have one aide on duty for every 10 residents, based on Read More >>

Should We File A Lawsuit if Our Parent Develops Bedsores At a Nursing Home? – Part 2: Trial

In our prior post, we looked at the process around filing a lawsuit if your loved one suffers from bedsores at a skilled nursing facility. According to the federal government, over 2.5 million people develop bedsores each year often occurring at nursing homes where understaffing causes negligent care of its residents. “The presence of bedsores is a leading indicator of elder abuse, which is Read More >>