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Nursing Home Lost My Parent’s Hearing Aids: Can I Sue?

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As our loved ones age and reach the point in their lives where a nursing home is needed, there are many concerns about safety, nutrition, and care. Hearing loss is common in older people and is usually the first sense that starts to diminish with age. When we trust nursing homes to tend for our older relatives, we include possessions like hearing aids and other belongings.  Hearing aids are one Read More >>

Pennsylvania Study Finds That Family Is Often Behind Financial Abuse of Seniors 

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According to a 2020 study by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, financial exploitation is the second leading cause of elder abuse allegations after caregiver neglect. However, the report states that family members may be the ones who are most often behind financial abuse in older adults. The crime affects not only senior citizens’ bank accounts but also Pennsylvania taxpayers. When someone Read More >>

How to Tell If Your Elderly Loved One Is Anxious 

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Keeping your elderly loved ones happy and healthy is a top priority. However, when you think of them, you may realize that the joyful and carefree person you know and love has been replaced by someone who seems closed-off. You might notice they appear increasingly nervous and worried about things they may not have even noticed before.  If the characteristics described above check off boxes for Read More >>

Resident to Resident Nursing Home Abuse: What You Need to Know 

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Resident to Resident Nursing Home Abuse: What You Need to Know  If your elderly family member is transitioning into a long-term care facility, you may be concerned about the possibility of them enduring nursing home abuse. Sadly, nursing home residents tend to see the most abuse from an unexpected source: other residents. In a long-term care community setting, resident-to-resident abuse Read More >>

5 Ways to Pay for Nursing Home Care in New York

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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 

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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

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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 >>

Nursing Home Overmedicating Residents on the Rise

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Most adults who live in nursing homes or have an in-home caregiver need assistance taking their daily medication. We expect the people who look after our loved ones to administer the proper amount of medication. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Some nurses and other caregivers may overmedicate older residents so they are calmer and sleep more. They may receive this directive from Read More >>

IRS Stimulus Checks Belong to Residents, Not Nursing Homes 

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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

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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 >>