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Nursing Home Residents Imperiled As Safety Standards Are Undermined – LTCCC

The communication below is sourced from a communication from the Long Term Care Community Coalition , June 14, 2018: “Since January 2017, the health and safety of nursing home residents has become increasingly imperiled.” Please contact Dalli & Marino, LLP with any questions at 1-888-465-8790 [Toll-Free], or by completing the CASE EVALUATION Form on our Contact Read More >>

New Issue Alert from LTCCC on Nursing Home Transfer & Discharge Protections

Unwanted transfers or discharges from a nursing home can be devastating for residents and their families. This Issue Alert from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides information on: why this is an important issue, relevant standards and requirements, links to data on facilities that have been cited for transfer and discharge deficiencies, and more. Below is the complete text of the Read More >>

Elder Law Guys: Doublecheck when they say the rehab center doesn’t have room – From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An article in the 26 Feb., edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Julian Gray and Frank Petrich, was entitled "Elder Law Guys: Doublecheck when they say the rehab center doesn't have room". Federal Law and Medicaid and Medicare: Responsibility for Hospital Discharges (Copyright Getty Images.) Gray and Petrich cite significant occurrences surrounding hospital discharges, "In two recent Read More >>

Nursing Home Said She Had to Go. To a Homeless Shelter – from The New York Times

In a 22 Feb., article in The New York Times, entitled, "Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note" , by authors, Tara Siegel Bernard and Robert Pear, the pull quote stated, "One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid." (Photo Credit: Justin Kaneps for The Read More >>

Who’s at Fault When Robot Cars Crash and Injure People?

While your next new car might not fold up into a briefcase à la George Jetson, self-driving cars are no longer a cartoon dream of the far-off future. Manufacturers like Audi, Volvo, Ford and BMW promise a fully autonomous vehicle by 2020. If driverless cars really are just around the bend, what will it mean for you, your commute and your safety while on the road? Click here to read the Read More >>

Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman

The Ombudsman Program is an effective advocate and resource for older adults and persons with disabilities who live in nursing homes, assisted living and other licensed adult care homes. Ombudsmen help residents understand and exercise their rights to good care in an environment that promotes and protects their dignity and quality of life. The Ombudsman Program advocates for residents by Read More >>

Oversharing Online Can Cost You Your Job … and More

For better or worse, social networks give us a platform to share literally everything on the Internet. In today’s ever-connected, oversharing world, you should know the risks to your job, health and family from ill-advised online behavior. Click here to read the Newsletter Read More >>

Medford Multicare Center fined $10,000 in Death of Elderly Resident

This case from 2012 has finally been brought to a conclusion which resulted in a guilty plea of trying to falsify records and a $10,000 fine. David Fielding, Medford's former administrator along with eight employees of Medford were convicted of various crimes stemming from the death of the resident, Aurelia Rios, 72, of Central Islip. Medford staff told the family that she died of a heart attack Read More >>

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16-22

Dog Bites Can Be Prevented with Better Education The old saying “dogs are a man’s best friend” might be news to the more than four million people bitten each year, most often children and the elderly. Some of these attacks result in emergency room injuries, reconstructive surgery and – for 39 people in 2013 – death. Of course, no one is disputing the deep companionship and loyalty dogs provide Read More >>

Cement Truck Driver Sentenced to 5-15 Years in Fatal Locust Valley Crash

A Mineola cement truck driver who crashed into a school bus was sentenced today to five to 15 years behind bars for the fatal crash. Raymond Ragen was convicted of manslaughter and assault for hitting a school bus in Matinecock near Locust Valley two years ago. The driver of the school bus, Jorge Guevera, was killed in the crash.  Attorney John Dalli of Dalli & Marino said that the Read More >>