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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 >>

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 >>

New York Bill May Strengthen Protections for Long-Term Care Facilities

When you put your loved one in the care of a nursing home facility, you rely on the caregivers to monitor your family member and prevent any potential injuries and other ailments. Unfortunately, some long-term care facilities fail to provide adequate oversight for your loved one, leaving them vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized and exposed these issues. Thousands of nursing home Read More >>

How to Identify the Signs of Anxiety in a Nursing Home Resident

When you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you hope they get the best care possible and always feel safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, older adults residing in long-term care facilities are at a higher risk for anxiety disorders, according to the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. If you worry that your family member in a nursing home may be suffering from anxiety, it's Read More >>

3 Risk Factors for Depression in Nursing Home Patients

Depression is a common mental disorder in older adults, and it affects approximately 2 million people aged 65 and up. If your older loved one resides in a nursing home, it’s important to understand the risk factors associated with depression in these facilities. Likewise, it’s also important to note that there are some risk factors of depression that are more common among the elderly than Read More >>

Resident-To-Resident Nursing Home Harassment: What You Need to Know

Nursing homes are often considered safe havens for elderly residents who require care due to their age or health issues. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are plagued by abuse and neglect. In these situations, families are left wondering whether they should report the situation to authorities. When a nursing home resident experiences harassment or abuse from another resident, it is important to Read More >>

How New Nursing Home COVID-19 Protocols Endanger New York Nursing Home Residents

COVID-19 has transformed how all employees in the healthcare industry interact with their patients. If you have a loved one in a NY nursing home, you’ve likely noticed your loved one’s institution adopting new COVID-19 protocols, even into 2022. Unfortunately, some nursing homes can use these protocols to mistreat residents now out of their families’ eyes. You can watch out for signs of abuse Read More >>

What to Know About Nursing Home Wandering and Elopement

Taking care of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s can put a lot of new responsibilities onto your plate. When you trust the care of a loved one in a nursing home, you want to make sure that they can help you alleviate some of that stress. Unfortunately, nursing home residents can fall victim to negligence for a variety of reasons. No staff has an excuse for allowing your loved one to wander Read More >>

Why Are the Elderly More Likely to Suffer a Brain Injury?

Getting older is something for everyone to appreciate. That said, there are some hardships that come with getting older that your loved ones have to consider. As your loved ones age, their bones can become weaker, and they may not be as mobile as they once were. As such, your elderly loved ones are likely more prone to brain injuries than younger individuals. Reacting to a loved one’s brain Read More >>

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 >>