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NY Hospitals Keeping Elderly Patients Longer Due to Lack of Beds in Nursing Homes

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While almost everyone feels the impact of COVID-19, the older communities are some of the most affected individuals. The risk that COVID-19 presents to those in nursing homes is life-threatening. Nursing homes are struggling to keep up with the amount of older individuals needing care. With more people requiring assistance and longer stays within the facility, the demand for nursing home care is Read More >>

12 Red Flags to Avoid When Choosing the Right NY Assisted Living Facility

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The decision to place a family member in a nursing home is not an easy one to make, but in many cases, it is the only way to ensure that they receive the care and attention they need. While many long-term care facilities in New York are staffed with nurses, caregivers, and employees who provide our loved ones with the quality of compassion and care they deserve, some do not. 12 Red Flags of a Read More >>

6 Ways You Can Prevent Elder Abuse in New York Nursing Homes

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Nobody wants to imagine that their older family members could be suffering from abuse, but elder abuse is unfortunately common. In the United States, the population of older adults is growing quicker than younger populations, and many older adults are vulnerable to violence perpetrated by a caregiver or someone they trust. Countless elder abuse cases go unreported, often because victims are too Read More >>

Top 4 Causes of Sepsis in New York Nursing Homes

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Sepsis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition where the body’s response to an infection harms its own tissues. The processes that fight infections turn on the body and start to damage tissue, causing organs to function poorly. Sepsis is often caused by viruses, bacterial, and fungal infections. Those with weak immune systems and with the risk of exposure to infections are more Read More >>

Top 5 Senior Financial Scams to Avoid in New York

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Criminals often see older adults as easy targets, and every year, millions of seniors fall victim to financial fraud and other schemes. Financial scams are long-standing issues that have impacted seniors in New York and worldwide for decades. The methods criminals use to take advantage of the elderly are constantly evolving. Today, scammers are using new technology to trick the older population Read More >>

Two NY Hospitals Start Virtual Nursing Home Care Due to Bed and Staffing Shortages

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Due to the effects of COVID-19, nursing homes struggle to keep up with the increasing demand for long-term care and treatments. These facilities are becoming overpopulated and lacking sufficient resources to help all of their residents. Not only are nursing homes unable to combat the number of patients, but now hospitals are also finding it difficult to care for the elderly due to bed and staffing Read More >>

Why Medication Errors in a Nursing Home May Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

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Most older adults have injuries or long-term illnesses that require regular medication. For nursing home residents, most individuals rely on the staff to provide treatment and care. Taking the medication at a specific time and having the right amount is the nursing home’s responsibility. Serious harm can result from medication errors within nursing homes, so any mistakes can show the facility's Read More >>

Staffing Shortages in Hospitals Driven by Profits over People

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched into its third year, many healthcare professionals have felt the burnout so acutely that they have begun considering other career options. Even as nurses have spent the better part of these three years pleading for more resources and staffing, many facilities have continued to prioritize profits over people, resulting in an unparalleled level of burnout among Read More >>

How Nursing Home Negligence Affects Your Loved One’s Mental Illness

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Mental illness is a challenge to manage at any age. However, doing so when a loved one is living in a nursing home can be even more difficult, especially if you live far away and can only visit periodically. Therefore, when nursing home negligence occurs, it can exacerbate the symptoms of mental illness and cause someone already struggling to decompensate mentally over a short period. Knowing the Read More >>

Brooklyn Nursing Home Negligence Suit — John Dalli Feature

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Nursing home abuse takes many forms, and in many instances, the results can be devastating for families. This is especially true in situations involving bedsores, which can come with significant health risks. Families unsure of what to do in the face of gross negligence have found a tireless advocate in John Dalli of Dalli & Marino. Dalli’s firm has garnered a reputation for holding nursing Read More >>