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Can You Report Elder Abuse Anonymously?

Deciding to put your elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home or home care company is a difficult choice. It can be hard to trust the staff and caretakers entrusted with your family member's well-being. Unfortunately, that mistrusting feeling often comes with good reason due to the one in every ten elderly Americans who suffer some kind of abuse each year. Dalli & Marino is a team of Read More >>

2 Ways to Prevent Caregiver Theft

The decision to hire a home caregiver for an elderly loved one is never easy. After taking the time to research a home care company and its caregivers, most people will feel they have built a level of trust with the staff. Unfortunately, that trust is often broken. According to the National Association of Nursing Home Abuse, caregiver theft is a common form of abuse suffered by elderly Read More >>

Increase in Calls to FATE During Pandemic Sheds Light on the Nursing Home Crisis

The Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE), a nonprofit focused on fighting for elders, has seen a major increase in calls as a result of the pandemic. In fact, Carole Herman, the founder of the nonprofit recently said their call intake had tripled since the start of the pandemic. Herman, who has been running Fate since the 1980s notes that nursing abuse and neglect is not a new phenomenon but that Read More >>

Delays in Responding to Nursing Home Alarms Leads to Injuries

When you find a nursing home suitable for a loved one, you expect assurances regarding their well-being and safety. After all, many people opt for nursing home care because of the increased level of oversight and attention given to their loved ones in their advancing years. When issues crop up like delays in responding to nursing home alarms, injuries may occur. As the go-to New York nursing Read More >>

How to Manage Wandering Behavior in New York Nursing Homes

Wandering behavior can be concerning enough to compel you to move your loved one to a nursing home. These facilities are equipped to handle whatever medical condition is contributing to the behavior in question. However, as a family member or friend, you may still be concerned about this behavior and contribute ideas to help control it. Nursing homes should train staff members to manage Read More >>

What Is Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes?

Social media has become an integral part of society today. In the United States, there are 200 million individuals using social media on various platforms. Social media has many positive aspects, including staying connected with loved ones from anywhere in the world; however, there are many negative aspects to social media. Many laws have not kept pace with the fast growth of social media. Because Read More >>

7 Red Flags to Look For When Choosing a Nursing Home in New York

Choosing a nursing home should not be an easy task. In fact, the process of selecting a nursing home should be difficult and take a lot of time and consideration. The nursing home you eventually choose will be the facility that you entrust with the care of your elderly loved one. It has been reported that one in three individuals experience nursing home abuse; therefore, it is crucial to look for Read More >>

Considerations Before You Sign a Nursing Home Admission Agreement

Transitioning your loved one from their home to a long-term care facility can be an emotional, stressful experience. In addition to watching your parent or loved one age, you also have to deal with all the details of choosing a nursing home. One of these details includes reading and looking over nursing home admission agreements. While it can be tempting to rush through these documents and Read More >>

Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving with Senior Loved Ones

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many families. It’s a time when loved ones come together to enjoy food and spend quality time with one another in a festive fall atmosphere. However, planning for Thanksgiving can also put a lot of stress on families—especially if they have senior loved ones in their life. Specifically, seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia or who are beginning to lose Read More >>

How Does Septic Shock Occur in New York Nursing Homes?

According to the Mayo Clinic, septic shock occurs when there is a dramatic drop in blood pressure due to an infection. This life-threatening condition is a response to the body’s inability to fight an infection, causing organs to function poorly or even fail.  Unfortunately, nursing homes across the U.S. are seven times more likely to have residents with severe sepsis than non-nursing home Read More >>