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5 Ways to Pay for Nursing Home Care in New York

The cost of nursing home care in the United States is prohibitive for many. For example, in New York, the annual cost of a private room can range from $120,000 to $180,000, depending on the location. The annual cost is slightly less for shared rooms. Furthermore, nursing home costs may be higher because of the around-the-clock care by licensed and registered nurses.   At Dalli & Marino, we Read More >>

STDs Might Signify Neglect Among Nursing Home Residents 

The act of forcing, tricking, threatening, or otherwise coercing someone to engage in sexual contact, whether they consent or not, may constitute sexual abuse. For anyone, it’s quite possible to contract a sexually transmitted disease by engaging in sexual activity. However, the presence of STDs in nursing homes may suggest the occurrence of sexual abuse. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Read More >>

John Dalli a Member of the New York Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which sparked a devastating economic and social disruption across the globe, members of the New York State Bar Association and the larger legal community put together a task force to help ensure laws and policies sufficiently protect vulnerable populations and guarantee equitable access to high-quality care. After all, the pandemic not only led to an Read More >>

IRS Stimulus Checks Belong to Residents, Not Nursing Homes 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, some United States citizens received stimulus checks to supplement potential lost income due to layoffs. Your loved one in a nursing home may have also received this payment. However, the IRS stated in mid-June 2020 that these economic impact payments belong to the recipients, not the nursing home.  In the statement, the IRS says that some nursing home Read More >>

Financial Abuse of Elders May Be on the Rise During COVID-19

Many nursing homes put their facilities on lockdown when COVID-19 became a credible threat to the United States in March 2020, prohibiting family members from visiting their loved ones. Unfortunately, this made nursing home residents more vulnerable to neglect and abuse from the people who are supposed to be caring for them. What’s more troubling is that financial abuse may also be on the rise in Read More >>

A Comprehensive Checklist for Moving Your Loved One into a Nursing Home

Most people find the thought of moving their loved ones into a nursing home sad and overwhelming. Accepting that your loved one has reached a level where they need full-time, around-the-clock care can be challenging. However, preparing for the moment can make some of the emotional and logistical challenges less daunting.  When you start considering moving your family members into a nursing Read More >>

6 Ways to Make Your Loved One Comfortable in a Nursing Home 

It’s never easy to move your loved one into a nursing home. They may have lived in their home for decades, so moving to a new place will be a significant change. At Dalli & Marino, LLP, we understand this change and the stress that comes with moving into a nursing home for our elders, so we compiled the top six ways to make your loved one more comfortable in a nursing home.  Tips for Making a Read More >>

An Unvaccinated Worker in a Kentucky Nursing Home Set Off a Significant COVID Outbreak

In Kentucky, an unvaccinated worker at a nursing home facility recently set off a COVID-19 outbreak. Although the majority of the nursing home’s residents had been vaccinated, there were still 22 cases of COVID reported among residents and employees who were fully vaccinated. While many of the infected individuals who were vaccinated were not symptomatic or hospitalized, one vaccinated resident Read More >>

Common Complaints Nursing Home Residents Have

When you place an elderly family member into the hands of nursing home staff, you assume that they will receive the utmost care. However, even the nation’s highest-rated nursing homes face complaints from residents and their family members. If long-term care facilities want to minimize liability issues, they will need to confront any incoming complaints as quickly as possible. Around 1.4 Read More >>

Governor Cuomo Continues to Take Criticism for His Pandemic Management of Nursing Homes

In early January, New York State Attorney General Letitia James released a report on the state’s handling of nursing home safety and reporting during the pandemic. Among the report’s most significant findings were significant errors in nursing home death toll reporting and reported failures in many of the state’s nursing homes to follow safety protocols. Not surprisingly, the Attorney General’s Read More >>