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8 Signs Your Loved One Is Not Being Monitored At Their Nursing Home

When your loved one is a resident in a New York nursing home, you trust that they are getting the best round-the-clock care. However, that is not always the case, which can directly affect their health and well-being. A common way nursing home staff fail to provide an adequate duty of care is a lack of monitoring. Elderly adults, especially those with physical limitations and medical conditions, Read More >>

NY Hospitals Keeping Elderly Patients Longer Due to Lack of Beds in Nursing Homes

While almost everyone feels the impact of COVID-19, the older communities are some of the most affected individuals. The risk that COVID-19 presents to those in nursing homes is life-threatening. Nursing homes are struggling to keep up with the amount of older individuals needing care. With more people requiring assistance and longer stays within the facility, the demand for nursing home care is Read More >>

12 Red Flags to Avoid When Choosing the Right NY Assisted Living Facility

The decision to place a family member in a nursing home is not an easy one to make, but in many cases, it is the only way to ensure that they receive the care and attention they need. While many long-term care facilities in New York are staffed with nurses, caregivers, and employees who provide our loved ones with the quality of compassion and care they deserve, some do not. 12 Red Flags of a Read More >>

Top 4 Causes of Sepsis in New York Nursing Homes

Sepsis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition where the body’s response to an infection harms its own tissues. The processes that fight infections turn on the body and start to damage tissue, causing organs to function poorly. Sepsis is often caused by viruses, bacterial, and fungal infections. Those with weak immune systems and with the risk of exposure to infections are more Read More >>

Top 5 Senior Financial Scams to Avoid in New York

Criminals often see older adults as easy targets, and every year, millions of seniors fall victim to financial fraud and other schemes. Financial scams are long-standing issues that have impacted seniors in New York and worldwide for decades. The methods criminals use to take advantage of the elderly are constantly evolving. Today, scammers are using new technology to trick the older population Read More >>

How Nursing Home Negligence Affects Your Loved One’s Mental Illness

Mental illness is a challenge to manage at any age. However, doing so when a loved one is living in a nursing home can be even more difficult, especially if you live far away and can only visit periodically. Therefore, when nursing home negligence occurs, it can exacerbate the symptoms of mental illness and cause someone already struggling to decompensate mentally over a short period. Knowing the Read More >>

The Different Types of Elder Care and How to Pick the Right One

Picking a care facility for yourself or a loved one is a complicated process that requires hours of research. While nursing homes are a popular option, they are not the only type of care facility and may not be the best fit for their unique needs. If your elderly loved one requires care in New York, it is up to you to make sure they are going to a place that is a great fit and will treat them with Read More >>

How to Choose between a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

As our loved ones get older, there may come a time when they need more care than what we can provide. Mental health, physical health, accessibility, and medications require knowledge and expertise that we don't all have. Consequently, it's understandable that you would want to explore better options for your elderly relative. Seeking housing alternatives for your elder may be the best choice for Read More >>

Reuniting Nursing Home Residents and Families After COVID-19

Nursing homes, like much of the rest of the world, have been caught in the crosshairs of the coronavirus pandemic. When COVID-19 began to escalate in early 2020, many nursing homes decided to close their doors. Shutting out visitors was a necessary measure to prevent the virus from reaching an expectedly vulnerable community. Today, nursing homes in many states are starting to reemerge from the Read More >>

Residents Fear Nursing Home Legal Immunity Amid Crisis – Barron’s

Advocates and attorneys for nursing home residents warn that many states – including New York – have granted immunity to skilled nursing facilities for care they provide during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a story by Eleanor Laise in Barron’s. Advocates for the elderly fear that such blanket protection will make it easier for facilities to cover up negligence and the abuse of elderly Read More >>