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How to Spot Signs of Elder Financial Abuse This Holiday Season

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This holiday season—as families gather to celebrate, give gifts, and create new memories—it’s important for those with elderly loved ones to remain alert to signs and symptoms of nursing home neglect and financial abuse. For those with an aging relative who lives in a nursing home, even a brief holiday visit provides an opportunity to watch for any evidence of economic exploitation.Scammers Read More >>

Long Island Healthcare Facilities Fined for COVID Violations

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It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of at least 65,446 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for 38 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States.Nursing home residents are disproportionately affected because elderly adults and those with underlying conditions are the most Read More >>

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

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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 >>

Nursing Homes in NYC Vulnerable to COVID-19

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It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of nearly 68,000 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for close to 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States.Because the virus is particularly lethal to the elderly and those with underlying conditions, nursing home residents are Read More >>

When Should an Alzheimer’s Patient Go to a New York Nursing Home?

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Determining the right time for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease to transition to a nursing home can feel like an extraordinarily difficult challenge to tackle. It’s important to know that any strong emotions you might be feeling such as guilt, anxiety, and sadness are completely normal during this trying time. If you find yourself facing a tough decision, it may be helpful to break down the Read More >>

Common Types of Brain Injuries Suffered in Personal Injury Accidents

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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 >>

COVID-19 Reveals Gaps in Control Procedures at Nursing Homes in the U.S.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been alarming for all. However, these concerns are much more widespread among families with loved ones in nursing homes. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revealed a total of 294,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 65,446 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes across the U.S. In New York, a prominent hot spot for COVID-19, nursing home residents Read More >>

5 Reasons to Sue a Nursing Home for Neglect in NYC

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The majority of nursing home injuries are preventable, which is why it shouldn’t be assumed that they’re all accidents. Framing them as an accident minimizes the real problem at hand: the negligence of caregivers and nursing home facilities. We entrust our loved ones’ care to nursing homes with the belief that they’re in capable and compassionate hands. We trust that those caring for them will do Read More >>

Reuniting Nursing Home Residents and Families After COVID-19

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Nursing homes, like much of the rest of the world, have been caught in the crosshairs of the coronavirus pandemic. When COVID-19 began to escalate in early 2020, many nursing homes decided to close their doors. Shutting out visitors was a necessary measure to prevent the virus from reaching an expectedly vulnerable community. Today, nursing homes in many states are starting to reemerge from the Read More >>

How Much Is a Nursing Home Abuse Case Worth in NYC?

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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 nursing home abuse—which occurs when a resident suffers harm or neglect—it can lead to serious illness, severe injury, psychological damage, and even death.If you’re thinking about taking Read More >>