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BREAKING NEWS: New York State Allows Survivors of Sexual Abuse to File Suit Now, No Matter When Abuse Occurred

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On January 28, 2019, the New York State legislature passed the Child Victims Act, allowing child sex abuse survivors to sue abusers and the institutions that protected the abusers until the survivor reaches 55 years of age.  The new law also opened a “look back” window of one year for anyone who was sexually violated or abused to bring a lawsuit no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. “This Read More >>

Why Is My Mom So Out Of It After Just Two Weeks In The Nursing Home?

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Many Nursing Homes Abuse Antipsychotic Drugs As “Chemical Restraints”   Each week, 179,000 nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs for conditions that the medications were not approved for, according to the Human Rights Watch.  Unfortunately many nursing homes use antipsychotics to help handle patients considered difficult because of dementia or Alzheimer’s.  But federal Read More >>

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes in New York – LTCCC Alert

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Nursing homes must ensure that residents are receiving quality care and are protected from harm at all times. However, too many nursing homes fail to comply with the federal standards of care. For example, federal studies and data, as well as our own reports over the years, have indicated that most nursing homes do not have the levels of staffing necessary to meet the needs of typical nursing home Read More >>

The Most Poorly Rated Nursing Homes in the United States – LTCCC Alert

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August 21, 2019 – Approximately half of all seniors will need nursing home care at some point. Despite this significant need, and the vulnerability of most nursing home residents, serious problems are widespread and persistent, including inadequate staffing, substandard care, abuse, and neglect. To help the public gain insights into the quality and safety of facilities in their communities, LTCCC Read More >>

Shocking Video of Nursing Home Employees Abusing Elderly Dementia Patient: New York Post

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Two nursing home employees were fired from a Chicago facility for posting a disturbing video on Snapchat that showed them abusing 91 year-old Margaret Collins, a patient with dementia, according to a New York Post story on a CBS Chicago TV report. The pair, subsequently arrested, filmed themselves taunting the resident about her dislike for hospital gowns.  Collins’ family is now suing the Read More >>

Falls Rank As #1 Cause of Injuries Among Older Adults: What If Your Loved One Falls In A Nursing Home?

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults 65 and older, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Even worse, the agency reports that death rates in this category among older adults increased 30% from 2007 to 2016.  Older adults living in nursing homes could be particularly vulnerable. “With that high frequency among older adults, nursing Read More >>

Bedsores: An Early Sign of Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home

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Families of nursing home residents beware: A recent federal study found that incidents of abuse in nursing home abuse doubled from 2013 to 2017. The Government Accountability Office analyzed sample data from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which ensures federal quality standards in nursing homes. The agency found that “abuse deficiencies” increased 103% from 430 incidents Read More >>

John Dalli Advises Families on Selecting Home Health Care Aides: Mineola American

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As the number of aging adults increases rapidly, many families are turning to home health care aides to allow older parents to stay in their own residences instead of moving to nursing homes. But how do you select an aide that will provide the necessary quality care? John Dalli of Dalli & Marino, LLP wrote the attached column in the Mineola American about navigating this issue amidst a Read More >>

CMS Finalizes Rollback of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Protections

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Following is a joint statement from LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy.  It can also be found on our website at  https://nursinghome411.org/cms-finalizes-rollback-of-pre-dispute-arbitration-protections/. CMS FINALIZES ROLLBACK OF PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION PROTECTIONS In 2016, the Obama Administration promulgated regulations prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing Read More >>

New Study: Alarming Staffing Gaps For Registered Nurses at Nursing Homes Increases Potential for Neglect and Medication Errors for Residents

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A new study has found that an astounding 75% of the nation’s nursing homes fall short on registered nurse (RN) staffing, making residents more vulnerable to neglectful and potentially harmful situations such as medication errors. According to McKnight’s Long Term Care News, researchers from Harvard and Vanderbilt medical schools examined payroll records from 15,399 skilled nursing facilities. Read More >>