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Syracuse Nursing Home Fined After Aggressive Sexual Assaults

A Syracuse Nursing Home will pay a $16,000 fine for failing to protect its residents. According to Syracuse.com, “a state Health Department inspection conducted last April found Iroquois Nursing Home did not properly manage two male residents with histories of being aggressive and sexually abusing other residents in the dementia unit of the 160-bed facility…”. -->

Improving Conditions for Nursing Home Residents

Recent changes made to federal nursing home rules could very well result in a better quality of life for nursing home patients. The new rules and requirements will be implemented in three phases. The requirements and objectives of the new federal rules include: -Making the nursing home feel more like a home. One example of -->

Our Response to a Shocking Report on New York Nursing Homes

Late last month the state published findings collected in New York State nursing homes between January 2007 and May 2015. The results were troubling to say the least. In response Finkelstein & Partners  formed the Elder Law Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney practice group. According to the audit the state has operated for years -->

Guilty Pleas in Mohawk Valley Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Case

On January 4th Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that accused members a New York State nursing home, Mohawk Valley Nursing Home associates, pled guilty to Falsifying Business records in conjunction with an ongoing abuse/neglect investigation.  According to officials the owner of the Nursing home as well as various staff members falsified documents and destroyed -->

Former Nursing Home Administrator Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing Veterans Benefits

ATLANTA – Denise M. Bailey, the former administrator of an assisted living facility, has been sentenced to federal prison for misappropriating over $300,000 in veterans benefits that belonged to one of the facility’s residents. Read more here: http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/former-nursing-home-administrator-sentenced-federal-prison-stealing-veterans-benefits

Putting an End to Forced Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home is often a stressful process, both emotionally and financially. However many find comfort in the fact that in the end, their loved ones will be well cared for and in a safer, healthier place.  The truth is nursing home abuse and neglect is an ongoing issue affecting countless seniors. Detecting -->

Nurses Union Calls on OSHA to Follow Cal/OSHA Ebola Standards

National Nurses United is urging OSHA and state government to help keep nurses and other health care workers safe from the Ebola virus by adopting safety standards issued by the California Division Occupational Safety and Health. Cal/OSHA released updated guidance on November 14th that requires all state hospitals to provide workers who are at risk -->

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Compliance Trails Federal Requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services Officer of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that examines reporting practices for abuse and neglect in nursing homes across the nation. The study found that: • 85% of nursing homes reported to the OIG at least one allegation of abuse or neglect in 2012. • 76% of -->

Grandfather Abused by Nursing Home Worker

A sad story comes to us from Maine about a woman whose grandfather was sexually abused in 2006 in a nursing home. The Marro family believed their grandfather’s dementia was setting in and clogging his thoughts. As his health declined, they felt a Brunswick nursing home would be a safe place for him to live. His -->

Keeping a Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes

Doris Racher noticed small things that she had bought her 96-year-old mother, Eryetha Mayberry, a dementia patient at a nursing home in Oklahoma City, had been disappearing. Doris decided to place a motion-activated camera in her mother’s room. A couple months later, Doris was stunned at what she found in the recordings. The camera did -->