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Pennsylvania Study Finds That Family Is Often Behind Financial Abuse of Seniors 

According to a 2020 study by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, financial exploitation is the second leading cause of elder abuse allegations after caregiver neglect. However, the report states that family members may be the ones who are most often behind financial abuse in older adults. The crime affects not only senior citizens’ bank accounts but also Pennsylvania taxpayers. When someone Read More >>

Nursing Home Overmedicating Residents on the Rise

Most adults who live in nursing homes or have an in-home caregiver need assistance taking their daily medication. We expect the people who look after our loved ones to administer the proper amount of medication. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Some nurses and other caregivers may overmedicate older residents so they are calmer and sleep more. They may receive this directive from Read More >>

Are Nursing Homes Illegally Ejecting Unwanted Patients?

Across the United States, nursing homes are reportedly removing their unprofitable patients—those who are poor and require extra care—by using any of their outbursts as reasons to send them to hospitals for psychiatric evaluations, according to an article written in The New York Times in late 2020. After the hospital discharges these patients, the article states, nursing homes are refusing to Read More >>

Steps for Reporting Nursing Home Abuse in NYC

Do you suspect your loved one is being abused at their nursing home? Do you have proof of mistreatment or evidence showing that essential care is being withheld from your loved one? Do not hesitate to take a stand and speak up against the nursing homes and caregivers that deliberately harm patients. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that approximately 84% of incidents are not Read More >>

Deciding Whether You Need an NYC Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Today, more than 1.4 million patients reside in nursing homes. Elderly residents are an exceptionally vulnerable group—with mental or physical disabilities leaving them more prone to abuse and neglect—leading to a particularly high number of cases. While it’s difficult to know for certain how many people are suffering from elder abuse in nursing homes, a comprehensive article published in The New 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 >>

UPDATE: New Congressional Bill Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses In Nursing Home Contracts

Clauses Prevent Families From Suing a Facility in Court for Neglect and Abuse of a Loved One Last December, two members of Congress introduced a bill that would ban skilled nursing facilities from requiring residents to sign forced arbitration agreements before being admitted. These types of contracts protect a nursing home if your loved one suffers neglect or abuse in their facility. By signing, 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 >>

Nursing Home Oversight: Governor Signs Bill Expanding Reporting, Enforcement Processes

From the Office of New York State Assembly Member, Richard N. Gottfried: A new law expanding nursing home reporting requirements, quality oversight, and financial transparency was signed by (New York) Governor Cuomo on December 16. The bill, A4757A/S5908, was sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo Rivera. The new law: Requires Read More >>