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How to Ensure Your Loved One Is In a Safe Nursing Home

You want the best for your loved ones, especially when they are no longer able to care for themselves. This includes making sure they have a safe and comfortable home where they can get the help they need. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent nursing homes in America. But how do you make sure that your loved one is in a safe nursing home? Some aren’t very clean or have undertrained staff, which Read More >>

How to Know If Nursing Home Staff Are Undertrained to Care For My Family Member

The nursing home industry has recently been a target for criticism, and with good reason. The standard of care in nursing homes has declined significantly over the past decade, meaning that your loved one may not be getting the care they need and deserve. This is partially due to many nursing homes undertraining their employees, which can quickly lead to negligence and abuse.  Fortunately, not 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 >>

Could a New State Law Lead to Understaffing of New York Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes in New York should have enough nursing staff with the required competencies to meet the care needs of their residents. However, this has not always been the case. In fact, New York nursing homes have been cited multiple times by federal regulators for having too few nurses on staff. This, in turn, has undermined the welfare and safety of residents and put a strain on the nursing Read More >>

Beware of Unlawful Nursing Home Debt Collection

Nursing homes should be a haven for the elderly, but all too often, they are places of exploitation. One common form of exploitation is unlawful debt collection practices by nursing homes and their agents. Recently, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been particularly outspoken on the matter. After investigating consumer claims, it was established that nursing homes and their agents Read More >>

Attorney John Dalli Speaks on a Family’s Right to Say Goodbye to Their Loved One

The pandemic's arrival brought with it unquantified destruction to so many lives. For nursing homes, this destruction was unimaginable, often resulting in residents passing away without being able to say goodbye to their loved ones. Due to the highly-contagious nature of COVID, nursing homes restricted any visitors at all. While this was done for the public’s safety, it still brought with it Read More >>

NYC Nursing Homes Are Prepping for the Next Pandemic – But Will It Be Enough?

The approach of winter often comes with mixed feelings. Excitement for the holidays and gorgeous snow is in the air, but there can also be a build-up of fear and frustration. The Coronavirus pandemic wreaked severe havoc on the population of New York, especially for more susceptible populations, such as nursing home residents. For this reason, nursing homes are doing everything to prepare for Read More >>

NYS Department of Health Looking Into Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths at Manhattan Nursing Home

Legionnaires’ disease can be dangerous, especially for the elderly. Fortunately, it is generally not very common and only affects fewer than 20,000 people per year. However, Amsterdam Nursing Home saw eight cases of Legionnaires' disease recently, five of which have since died from the illness. Although the causes of death have not been formally determined, the Department of Health has taken Read More >>

Why Are Bed Sores Dangerous for Elders in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes and their staff owe it to their residents to provide adequate medical attention and to treat everyone with decency and respect. Bed sores are a painful, unsightly, and even fatal condition for disabled or bedridden persons. Nursing home bed sores are more than just a severe medical problem; they are strong proof of nursing home negligence and elder abuse. When patients do not get Read More >>

Buffalo Nursing Home COVID-19 Lawsuit Moves Forward

On March 14, 2022, New York State Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Ogden rejected Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s motion to dismiss the case involving Cecelia Robertson, who filed a complaint against the facility in April 2021. The complaint came after Robertson’s sister, Annette Herron, passed away from COVID-19 in the Buffalo nursing home. This case moving forward may set an Read More >>