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Top 3 Reasons Family Members Consider Placing Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

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With the largest generation of Americans approaching old age, an increasing number of families are considering placing their loved ones in nursing homes to provide care they cannot provide for them at home. If you are considering whether you may need to research these options for your elderly parents or grandparents, you might not know when the right time to do so will be. Typically, there are Read More >>

How Safe Are VA Nursing Homes for Elderly Veterans?

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In recent years, concern over the well-being of residents at VA nursing homes has continued to grow, with reports suggesting that the level of care being administered to elderly veterans may be less than adequate. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, hundreds of reports of abuse were made over 20 years. Despite our elderly veterans being the American heroes that put their lives Read More >>

Choosing the Right New York Memory Care Facility for Your Elderly Loved One

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In America, 40 percent of adults ages 65 years or older will suffer from some memory impairment. While this condition may be common, the decision to send a loved one to a memory care facility is never an easy one. After all, who can care for your family better than you? The truth is that when your elderly loved one is suffering from a condition that causes them to lose memory, they will need help Read More >>

Seeking a Restraining Order for Elder Abuse in New York

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About 1.4 million Americans are currently residents in nursing homes. Of those individuals, it is unfortunate that many of them will face abuse at the hands of the very people they pay to look after them in nursing home facilities. If you or a loved one has been abused or neglected by a caregiver at a nursing home, contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer may be helpful in seeking a restraining Read More >>

Why Humiliation is a Type of Abuse in New York Nursing Homes

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Families should be able to trust the nursing home facilities where their elderly loved ones live. However, many long-term care facilities are plagued with understaffing and other problems that put residents at risk for experiencing abuse or neglect. One of the most common kinds of nursing home abuse is humiliation, in which a resident experiences extreme embarrassment in a public setting. Read More >>

New Legislation Cracks Down on New York’s Nursing Homes

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After one of the deadliest years in New York’s nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation to keep nursing home companies and facility operators accountable for neglect and abuse. In addition, the new legislation will potentially force facilities to spend more on patient care. The new laws passed in April are part of a new state budget that would require for-profit- nursing homes to Read More >>

Discrimination to the LGBTQ Community in Nursing Homes

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LGBTQ individuals face discrimination and abuse at every stage of life, including retirement. While significant gains in civil rights for LGBTQ individuals have continued to occur over the past decades, these individuals are still vulnerable to abuse and unfair practices. And unfortunately, there are increasing reports of abuse to LGBTQ community members within the senior community. If your LGBTQ Read More >>

How Can You Tell if a Nursing Home Injury was Self-Inflicted or a Sign of Neglect?

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Nursing homes or similar organizations present the notion that they’re a home away from home for your loved ones. Sadly, some of these medical care facilities are understaffed and poorly managed, resulting in the neglect and abuse of residents. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in 2020 that 12% of nursing home staff members reported neglecting residents’ needs. Finding out that your Read More >>

What Is Abuse & Neglect Training in New York Nursing Homes?

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The nursing home industry has traditionally been plagued by issues of abuse and neglect. To combat this issue, many nursing homes are choosing to incorporate abuse and neglect training into their orientation and onboarding. Typically, this training is provided to nursing home employees, medical providers, and nurses. The training programs have had a positive impact on reducing and preventing cases Read More >>

Assisted Living Deaths Saw a 17% Increase in 2020 Due to Covid-19

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Researchers from Brown University and the University of North Carolina recently released data showing a 17% increase in nursing home deaths nationwide in 2020. The study’s findings published in mid-June suggested that the reason for the significant increase in nursing home deaths was the Covid-19 pandemic.  The findings come after years of criticism of the nursing home industry and its push to Read More >>