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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 >>

Two NY Hospitals Start Virtual Nursing Home Care Due to Bed and Staffing Shortages

Due to the effects of COVID-19, nursing homes struggle to keep up with the increasing demand for long-term care and treatments. These facilities are becoming overpopulated and lacking sufficient resources to help all of their residents. Not only are nursing homes unable to combat the number of patients, but now hospitals are also finding it difficult to care for the elderly due to bed and staffing Read More >>

Why Medication Errors in a Nursing Home May Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

Most older adults have injuries or long-term illnesses that require regular medication. For nursing home residents, most individuals rely on the staff to provide treatment and care. Taking the medication at a specific time and having the right amount is the nursing home’s responsibility. Serious harm can result from medication errors within nursing homes, so any mistakes can show the facility's Read More >>

Staffing Shortages in Hospitals Driven by Profits over People

As the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched into its third year, many healthcare professionals have felt the burnout so acutely that they have begun considering other career options. Even as nurses have spent the better part of these three years pleading for more resources and staffing, many facilities have continued to prioritize profits over people, resulting in an unparalleled level of burnout among Read More >>

What to Do If a Loved One Experiences a Serious Injury in a New York Nursing Home

Relocating a loved one into a long-term care facility is not an easy decision. It can be tough to release the care and well-being of our elderly family members into the hands of strangers, but it is often necessary to ensure they receive the care they need. Nursing homes in New York are required to meet certain standards in order to keep their residents safe and healthy. Unfortunately, some New Read More >>

Families Complain about New Testing Requirement for NY Nursing Home Visits

On January 7th, New York officials announced that proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required before you can visit a loved one in a nursing home. As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, New York officials claim these nursing home visitor testing requirements are crucial for the protection of residents, much to the dismay of many family members. Since the highly contagious omicron variant can be Read More >>

Effects of Elder Abuse in New York Nursing Homes

People move their loved ones into nursing homes to receive care in a safe and nurturing environment as they continue to advance in age. Some have chronic health conditions that require more attention than can be provided at home. However, this also leaves nursing home residents more vulnerable to abuse, especially if their communication ability has been blunted by memory issues or deteriorating Read More >>

Three Main Causes of Slips and Falls in New York Nursing Homes

One of the reasons you may opt to move your loved one into a nursing home is to ensure their safety. As some people get older and deal with chronic health issues, they become a fall risk. A slip and fall can cause serious health consequences for older people. Thus, some families choose nursing home care as an alternative to their loved ones living alone. However, some nursing homes don’t take the Read More >>

Nursing Home Staff Shortages Affecting Resident Care in New York

When illnesses run rampant among the general population, they find their way into nursing homes, putting one of the most vulnerable populations at risk. Lately, the COVID-19 variant, known as “omicron”, has hit New York nursing homes hard. Omicron COVID-19 infections among both nursing home residents and staff have reached record highs in New York. The rate of death has also risen, although it Read More >>

Nursing Home Visitors Required to Undergo COVID-19 Testing in New York

COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for nursing homes around the country as staff shortages and resident vulnerabilities prove to be no match for the virus’ spread. On January 7, New York announced new testing requirements aimed at keeping nursing home residents and staff safe amid the spread of the highly-contagious Omicron variant. The move has worried family members who are again concerned Read More >>