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Diabetic Care in New York Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are expected to care for our loved ones through all of their needs as they age past the point where they can safely live at home. Part of this responsibility is managing the potential issues that can arise with their health. One of the most critical diagnoses that patients can have that require active management is diabetes. If you have a loved one in a nursing home that has had issues with their diabetic care, call Dalli and Marino today. Their experience has led to more than $3 million in lawsuit settlements and judgments against nursing home neglect cases, and they can help you too!

Understanding the Nursing Home-Diabetes Relationship

Diabetes is a condition that is being diagnosed at increasing rates throughout the United States. Additionally, approximately 20% of the population between 65 and 75 years old has received a diabetes diagnosis. That number continues to increase with age to about 80% after their 80th birthday.

With a large percentage of nursing home populations falling into this age range and high-risk category, they need to stay abreast of the best practices and care for managing diabetes in their residents.

How Do Nursing Homes Manage Diabetes?

Each diabetic patient may have specific needs to help manage their diabetes. This can include the frequency to test blood sugar, insulin dosages, medication management, and dietary restrictions. Many health issues can also accompany diabetes, so nursing homes have to appropriately manage each patient to ensure their health and safety. Unfortunately, when a problem arises in your loved one, it is often a sign of a systemic issue that should have been addressed before.

Issues that Can Affect the Health of Diabetic Residents

Nursing homes are responsible for the day-to-day activities of each of their residents. In diabetic patients, this includes their diet, medications, exercise, and regular doctor visits. Unfortunately, omitting any of these critical aspects of diabetes management can lead to deteriorations in health conditions or the onset of a stroke, heart condition, or other health concern.

There are several examples of nursing homes making careless mistakes or routinely practicing in ways that risk the health of their residents. This can include improper monitoring of medications and giving a medication that wasn’t prescribed for that patient, missing a dose of a medicine, or delivering food that can create a diabetic emergency. Unfortunately, many issues that arise from this negligence can cause permanent health issues or result in the death of a loved one.

Filing a Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home for Negligence

While nobody wants to get into a situation where they have to file for a lawsuit, there are some critical benefits to holding a nursing home accountable. Many families would like to believe that their loved one suffered due to a single error or exposed a flaw in the system, and the nursing home did everything they could to fix it. However, this often is not the case when it comes to nursing homes. Filing a lawsuit can help expose routine practices that endanger your family member’s health and safety and other past and current nursing home residents. Your case may be able to help protect other residents before it’s too late.

Contact the New York Attorney With the Experience Against Nursing Homes

Dalli and Marino attorneys are the New York attorneys that focus on making things right for our clients. That means we aren’t just focused on winning your case but making sure that the compensation you receive is appropriate and that your claim has a lasting impact on improving the lives of others. Call (888) 465-8790 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation today!


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