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Signs Your Loved One is Suffering From Overmedication in a Nursing Home

You may think your loved one is in a safe place when they go to a nursing home. Maybe you even live close by, so you can check up on them frequently. However, some nursing homes are not what they appear. Some may be overmedicating their patients, which is generally due to undertrained staff. This can be especially dangerous for senior citizens who have weaker immune systems, or who rely on their Read More >>

How Can I Obtain a New York Nursing Home Incident Report?

A nursing home incident report is a document that details any injuries or incidents involving residents of a nursing home. Usually, the report is filed with the New York Department of Health (DOH) after an investigation. Anyone who has a parent or loved one in a New York nursing home can request to see the accident reports. The department cannot disclose private information about patients, such as Read More >>

What Evidence Do I Need to Sue a Nursing Home for Abuse?

When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect that person to receive the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, as some nursing homes are home to abuse and neglect. If you suspect your loved one may be experiencing abuse at a nursing home, you’ll need to collect evidence pertaining to your case. But just what evidence do you need?  Fortunately, if your Read More >>

What to Do if Nursing Home Abuse Leads to a Spinal Injury

All nursing homes have a duty of care to their residents that they will keep them safe and care for them, both medically and physically. This duty of care is based on two fundamental concepts, which are that nursing homes must comply with all federal guidelines to ensure the safety of their residents, and secondly, that the facility must provide medical care to the standard of a prudent Read More >>

4 Ways a Witness is Important in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

Nursing home abuse cases are often difficult to prove. The victim of the abuse may be unable to speak about what happened to them due to cognitive declines or disabilities. Other staff members may be reluctant to report coworkers or to speak of the abusive incident for fear of losing their job. Often, the abuse occurs at times when the victim's family members or friends are not present. When Read More >>

Debunking Common Nursing Home Abuse Myths

Nursing homes should be comfortable living environments for elderly people who are unable to live freely on their own. Unfortunately, New York nursing homes occasionally fail to give our elderly loved ones the proper care when they need it the most. Nursing home abuse occurs when mistreatment causes unnecessary injuries, distress, or emotional or financial damages. Watching your loved ones go Read More >>

Who Is Liable in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

When a family isn't able to provide their aging loved one with the kind of care they need any longer, they may place them in a nursing home. This decision requires a great deal of trust and confidence in the nursing and medical staff to provide your loved one with the care, support, and attention that they need. The last thing these families want to hear, however, is that their aging loved one Read More >>

Understanding the Effects of Verbal Abuse in New York Nursing Homes

Verbal abuse is one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse that elderly residents endure. While verbal abuse can occur anywhere, it frequently occurs in nursing homes, where elderly patients are away from loved ones who could spot this type of abuse and help. When aging individuals are moved into a nursing home, it often leaves them feeling emotionally vulnerable as well, leading to Read More >>

Nursing Home Abuse: Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Home Residents

A good diet is vital to our overall health and well-being. When it comes to senior care, nursing facilities have many responsibilities and obligations to keep their residents nourished and hydrated. However, malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes may be more prevalent than you think. Research funded by The Commonwealth Fund found that over one-third of the almost two million people living Read More >>

How to Find and Gather Nursing Home Abuse Evidence?

If you made the tough decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, you undoubtedly did so with the expectation that your loved one would get the finest available care and treatment. Unfortunately, senior abuse incidents can occur even in institutions with the highest accreditation, particularly if the staff is underqualified or overburdened, among many other factors. It is essential in Read More >>