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Is It Elder Abuse? Top 6 Indicators You Should Know

Since many people regard the elderly with respect and appreciation, it's difficult to believe that anyone would take advantage of or mistreat senior citizens. Unfortunately, elder abuse in New York is very real, and it's up to each of us to hold those responsible for this type of abuse accountable. There are various types of elder abuse to be aware of. Some senior abuse is overt or physical, Read More >>

What Can I Do If I Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse in a New York Nursing Home?

For a family whose loved one resides at a New York nursing home, recognizing signs of elder abuse may trigger a range of strong emotions, from fear to betrayal to confusion. You want to keep your loved one safe from harm, but you don't necessarily know what steps to take, and in what order, to accomplish that goal. As experienced elder abuse lawyers, our team at Dalli & Marino, LLP Read More >>

How to Know if Your Loved One Is Receiving Enough Activity

If your elderly loved one lives in a nursing home or residential care facility, you should be able to trust that they're well looked after. One of the most important components of their care consists of ensuring that they receive adequate activity. Active seniors tend to have healthier, happier lives.  A facility that fails to provide adequate activity may have legal liability for the harm your Read More >>

How to Initiate an Elder Abuse Claim if Your Loved One Has Dementia

Elder abuse is any wrongful decision or action that carelessly, recklessly, or intentionally harms someone over 60. It's an unfortunately all too common form of personal injury that takes a devastating toll on older individuals and the people who care for them. Victims of elder abuse have significant legal rights to claim compensation from the parties who harmed them. Initiating an elder abuse Read More >>

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse?

When it comes to the care of older adults, there are extra steps that must be taken in order to ensure that they remain safe and healthy. However, when this doesn’t happen, both medical malpractice and elder abuse can have devastating effects on those who experience them. But how do you tell the difference between medical malpractice and elder abuse? Do they have defining characteristics you Read More >>

What to Do If You Suspect an Elder is Being Financially Exploited

Unfortunately, elder abuse is a serious issue in both New York and the rest of the country. The Adult Protective Services Association reports that most elder financial abuse occurs inside the circle of trusted friends and family. Our elders are often a source of comfort, affection, and unwavering encouragement. Unfortunately, there are some predators who target the elderly. What should you do Read More >>

10 Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Of all forms of elder abuse in nursing homes, psychological and emotional abuse seem to be the most pervasive and common problems. Emotional abuse also seems to be the hardest to track and frequently goes unreported. Therefore, experts aren't sure how many people actually suffer from it and how frequently it's experienced. Over 1.5 million individuals today live in nursing homes in the U.S. Read More >>

Why Are Bed Sores Dangerous for Elders in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes and their staff owe it to their residents to provide adequate medical attention and to treat everyone with decency and respect. Bed sores are a painful, unsightly, and even fatal condition for disabled or bedridden persons. Nursing home bed sores are more than just a severe medical problem; they are strong proof of nursing home negligence and elder abuse. When patients do not get Read More >>

6 Characteristics of an Abusive Long-Term Caregiver

When you put your loved one's wellbeing in the hands of a nursing home caregiver, you trust that individual to keep your family member's best interest in mind. They are responsible for ensuring your loved one gets the treatment they need and receives the best care possible. Unfortunately, a caregiver may show red flags that indicate elderly abuse, which can be extremely difficult to 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 >>