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Nursing Home in Buffalo Fined Thousands for Sexual Abuse of Residents

In March 2021, Terrace View, a Buffalo nursing home, was fined $24,508 for failing to prevent two instances of sexual assaults on residents with dementia. Both cases of sexual assault on the residents were preventable and highlight some of the nursing home industry’s worst problems.  These instances follow one of the worst years for nursing homes in New York, as facilities across the state have Read More >>

3 Tips to Convince Aging Loved Ones to Consider Nursing Home Care

Convincing an aging loved one to consider nursing home care when they don’t want or think they need it can be challenging. There are various reasons why older family members or friends might resist a move to a nursing home. Yet, depending on the circumstances, it may be the safest and most effective way for them to navigate the activities of daily living. Elder Guardianship Can Help Loved Ones Read More >>

Food For Thought: Can An Elderly Person be Forced to Enter a Nursing Home?

One of the hardest things to do is care for an elderly loved one. What happens when you reach the point where you can't provide them with the standard of care they need and deserve? Can you force them into a care facility, or are you left to struggle? The answer is both yes and no; if you have the legal rights to do so, you may. Why You Might Need Your Loved One Moved to a Nursing Home in New Read More >>

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 >>