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How to Talk to Your Relative about Nursing Home Abuse

When you place your elderly family member in a nursing home, you’re putting a large amount of trust in the establishment and its staff to care for and respect them. When that trust is broken in the form of elder abuse—which occurs when a resident suffers harm or neglect—it can lead to serious illness, severe injury, psychological damage, and even death. Many residents who are victimized by Read More >>

Choking Death Is a Serious Risk for Nursing Home Residents in New York

For an older nursing home resident, even a seemingly mundane body function can be a challenge. While failing eyesight, poor balance, and loss of hearing are symptoms often associated with aging, an oft-overlooked difficulty for older folks is swallowing. In fact, data from the National Safety Council suggests that choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury or death and that 2,848 Read More >>

How to Prevent Stress When Relocating Your Parents to a Nursing Home

The experience of moving a parent, even a willing one, into a nursing home can be highly emotional. Your parents may mourn the loss of their younger years, their independence, and the home they built. They could be scared about aging, making new friends, or finding their way in a new place. You may also be having mixed emotions. It’s not uncommon to feel guilty and second-guess your Read More >>

How to Make Your Nursing Home Visits Meaningful

Isolation and loneliness can have significant negative health impacts for older, more vulnerable nursing home residents, especially during the coronavirus pandemic as social distancing and infection control protocols are continuing to require lengthy periods of separation to limit the spread of COVID-19. As such, nursing homes are encouraging social interactions among residents and emboldening Read More >>

How Often Should You Visit a Parent in the Nursing Home?

Having a parent who’s unable to live safely and independently is challenging. Whether due to an underlying illness or aging, many families look to move their parents or loved ones into a long-term care nursing home facility. While choosing to send a loved one to a nursing home facility is difficult, worrying about how they’re being cared for and what lays ahead may be even more so. With so many Read More >>

Can I Put a Camera in a Nursing Home Room?

The creation of video cameras for recording and surveilling has changed the world. They allow us to capture life’s most precious moments and enable intelligent security measures in homes, schools, airports, and businesses. Technology like cell phones and webcams have helped nursing home residents keep in touch with family members. Unfortunately, these measures often aren’t enough and have led to Read More >>

What Are the Most Common Mistakes Made in the Emergency Room?

When you visit an emergency room, you have the right to expect the same high standard of care that you would anticipate from any other doctor or healthcare professional. After all, emergency room doctors are trained to skillfully diagnose and treat patients while working in a fast-paced and often demanding environment. You assume that the proper tests and imaging will be ordered, the appropriate Read More >>

Common Types of Brain Injuries Suffered in Personal Injury Accidents

Personal injury claims arise in numerous situations, from auto accidents and medical malpractice to wrongful death and product liability. Any of these can cause someone to sustain a brain injury; however, the most common cause of brain injury is slip and falls. Although the majority of slip and falls cases fall under workers’ compensation claims, these incidents also occur frequently among nursing Read More >>

Brain Shrinkage Increases Risk of TBI After a Fall

When a young person suffers an injury from a fall, they tend to pop right back up having sustained only minor damage. When a serious injury does occur, which doesn’t happen often, they usually recover relatively quickly. But as the human body begins to age, falls can become more serious and potentially life-threatening. When you hear about a nursing home resident falling, it can be extremely Read More >>

How to Help a Family Member Who Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in NYC

Living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can require extensive and pervasive needs, from resources and coping strategies to support and treatment plans. TBI can include anything between a closed-head or open-wound injury to a crushing brain injury. Those who suffer a TBI, even the mildest of forms, will inevitably endure a long road to recovery, accompanied by a range of potential complications Read More >>