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How Understaffing Reduces the Quality of Care in NYC Nursing Homes

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Understaffing in nursing homes is a true emergency in facilities around the country. The residents who rely on staff members to care for their physical and medical needs suffer when there’s not enough nursing staff to care for each one adequately. Eventually, understaffing in nursing homes leads to severe injuries or death. In New York, there is no law limiting the staff-to-resident ratio at Read More >>

What Can You Do if Your Loved One’s Nursing Home has a COVID Case?

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As COVID-19 advances around the world, several nursing homes and other types of senior living care facilities have endured the lasting effects and devastation the virus has caused. With nearly 50,000 deaths and over 240,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in America, many families are coping with fear surrounding the health of their loved ones and have concerns about what to do.  If you’re in a Read More >>

Five Most Common Medical Errors in NYC

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Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from their duty to provide competent care, causing injury to a patient. Not only do medical errors pose a significant threat to the health and safety of the public, but they can also leave a devastating emotional and financial impact on patients and families. Each year, roughly 250,000 patients die as a result of medical mistakes, Read More >>

Tips for Finding a Quality Nursing Home in NYC

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Putting ourselves or our loved ones in a nursing home is a decision that can be distressing. However, we can’t always provide the around-the-clock care and attention that our loved ones need, or we may be unable to properly care for ourselves. When caring for yourself or a family member—whether it be a parent, relative, or spouse—becomes unsafe or untenable, it’s vital that you look into a Read More >>

How to Identify a Concussion after a Fall in a Nursing Home

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The dangers of concussions are frequently discussed on the news, typically in relation to athletes, children, and teenagers. But it’s often overlooked that seniors are at high-risk too. Elderly people are especially susceptible to concussions while in nursing homes, with nearly 75% of concussions leading to catastrophic brain injuries. The following information will discuss why this is, how to Read More >>

What are Signs that Your Loved One Might be a Victim of Elder Abuse?

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Approximately one in six Americans aged 60 or older has experienced some sort of abuse. Some have been abused in their own homes by family members or relatives, while others have been mistreated or neglected in nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, as elderly people grow older and weaker, they may be incapable of recognizing signs of abuse. Even if they do, they may not be able to clearly Read More >>

How Do You Know if You Have a Wrongful Death Case in NYC?

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  Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things you’ll ever experience, especially if it was due to someone else’s negligence. No amount of compensation can turn the clock back and change what happened, and it won’t make coping with your loss any easier. However, retrieving those losses and damages through a wrongful death claim can help you and your family manage the excessive financial Read More >>

Elder Justice Newsletter Highlights “No Harm” Deficiencies – LTCCC

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Below is a link to our latest Elder Justice Newsletter, published jointly with the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Substandard care and insufficient staffing are widespread and serious problems that have been in the news all too often lately. The nursing home industry has complained for decades that facilities don’t get enough money to hire more staff and that basic safety standards are too Read More >>

Frontline Workers in NYC Face Uphill Battle for Workers Comp After Contracting COVID-19 – amNY

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Many New York healthcare workers have gotten COVID-19 from patients in their care, yet some employers are discouraging them from seeking workers compensation benefits, according to amNY. The recent story says the employees’ benefits would come from insurance companies many of whom have stashed billions in profits from the private workers comp system over the years. The story adds that many Read More >>

New York Lawmakers Want To Strip Nursing Homes of Coronavirus Lawsuit Immunity – New York Post

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Two state legislators from New York City have announced a bill that would repeal the controversial law that shields nursing homes and hospitals from liability during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the New York Post. On April 3, Governor Cuomo signed the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act, granting healthcare facilities and their employees “immunity from any liability, civil or Read More >>