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How Isolation Affects Dementia in the Elderly

Deciding to put your loved one with dementia in a nursing home is a big decision. Therefore, you expect the nursing home to provide extra around-the-clock care and medical attention. You also expect them to create a safe and pleasant living environment that helps improve your loved one's condition. Unfortunately, the staff members may fail to uphold the standard of care, leaving your loved one Read More >>

Proving Nursing Home Neglect When the Defendant Has Dementia

Due to federal and state laws, nursing homes have a tremendous task of ensuring that their residents are provided with a safe existence. While nursing home neglect is commonly interpreted as the failure of an understaffed and possibly inadequately trained facility, many people do not realize that neglect also includes failure of the staff to protect the resident from abuse perpetrated by other Read More >>

Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home Falls

Nursing home falls should not happen, but they unfortunately are more of a common occurrence than we may think. When they do occur, it's usually a sign that the nursing home failed to take reasonable steps to protect its residents' safety and well-being.  If your loved one fell and got hurt while residing at a nursing home, you may need to take immediate action to safeguard their health and Read More >>

How Unsafe Food Handling Can Affect Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes are responsible for feeding all their residents several meals daily. However, if they don't handle the food safely, it can result in the residents of the nursing home becoming sick or even dying. While individuals of any age can be threatened with foodborne illness, it's particularly riskier for those over 65 years old due to chronic diseases, weakened immune systems, and age-related Read More >>

Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home-Acquired Pneumonia

Nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) is one of the leading causes of death in long-term care facilities in the United States. The disease tends to be severe in residents over 65 years of age due to weakening immunity. Pneumonia primarily infects the lower respiratory tract and can result from fungal, bacterial, or viral action. The gravity can range from mild and unproblematic to serious and Read More >>

5 Winter Safety Tips to Ensure the Safety of Nursing Home Residents

Cold winters in New York leave many individuals vulnerable to the cold, but particularly affect elderly people and those with disabilities. It's extremely important that nursing home staff take the necessary steps to reduce their residents' exposure to icy conditions and freezing temperatures. Nursing home staff should be continually keeping a careful eye on their residents who often wander off as Read More >>

What Causes Choking Deaths in Nursing Homes?

Choking and suffocation risk rises with age, and nursing home supervisors and employees should be aware of how to recognize and reduce the danger of these potentially deadly incidents. If not, they risk being held responsible for any significant injuries or fatalities brought on by people choking and suffocating in nursing homes. We at Dalli & Marino, LLP, are aware of how tough it may be Read More >>

Why Hip Fractures Are Especially Damaging to the Elderly

Hip fractures are common injuries in older adults, and they typically occur after a fall or other trauma. These injuries often require surgery and long recovery times. But what causes hip fractures and why are often they so harmful to older people? Hip fractures are very serious injuries that affect millions of elderly Americans every year. This can be a much more serious injury for older Read More >>

What Infections Are Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

Nursing homes are supposed to provide care for elderly residents who cannot take care of themselves anymore. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect—a type of elder abuse involving poor care or breaches of duty that cause residents to suffer—happens every day. Sometimes, this oversight goes unnoticed by other staff members, which means your loved one might be suffering without anyone Read More >>

Can Elder Self-Neglect Happen in a Nursing Home?

Self-neglect occurs when an elderly person fails to meet their own essential needs, such as by neglecting hygiene, clothing, and food. Self-neglect can be a sign of dementia or another mental illness. It can also indicate that your loved one is struggling with depression, anxiety, or other issues. If you have an aging loved one who lives in a nursing home, you may wonder if elder self-neglect Read More >>