COVID-19 UPDATE: Our physical office locations are open again, but with the following COVID SAFETY protocols in place:

Category Archives: Nursing home abuse and neglect

Families and Residents of Syracuse Nursing Home Seek Answers

Families and Residents of Syracuse Nursing Home Seek Answers

UPDATE June 14, 2018:   Less than a year after publishing the blog below, F&P Of Council Attorneys Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, John Sardesai-Grant, and Jean Sedlak have successfully held James Square administration accountable. “It has been a long time coming for former James Square resident and their families. ‘It’s a nice relief to know someone cares,’ Tom Reitano -->

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Sadly, every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. June is elder abuse awareness month, we encourage you to learn more and join in our efforts to spread awareness.  Nursing home abuse and neglect occurs much more frequently than many people realize. It is extremely important to -->

Nursing Home Abuse – How Safe Are Your Loved Ones?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is a difficult decision. We want them to be treated with kindness and compassion and to receive the best medical treatment available. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a sad fact of life for many of these residents. It can be difficult to ascertain whether your family -->

Will New Regulations Put Residents at Heightened Risk for Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect?

Will New Regulations Put Residents at Heightened Risk for Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect?

The nursing home industry recently celebrated a triumph in a long term battle to scale back fines and regulations, regulations that were put in place to protect residents from abuse and neglect. The Trump administration has agreed to shift Medicare’s penalty protocols by discouraging inspectors to impose fines on nursing homes in violation of federal -->

Revised Nursing Home Regulations Proposed That Could Worsen an Already Failing System

Revised Nursing Home Regulations Proposed That Could Worsen an Already Failing System

Statistics show approximately 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Many experts speculate more than 1 in 10 suffer abuse but are unable to report the abuse due to their physical or mental state. Nursing home residents are often abused and neglected when nursing home facilities -->

Culture Change and Nursing Homes

Culture change, also called person-centered care or resident-directed care, is a newer model of care for nursing home residents. Long-term care is usually applied in nursing home facilities under the medical model. The person-centered care model attempts to nurture and provide for the humanity of the resident as well as their medical needs. Culture change -->

Visiting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

Placing your loved one in a nursing home facility can be an emotionally challenging experience for the patient, the family and you. Your loved one’s life will demonstrably change in many ways and those changes can be frightening and confusing. While it is difficult to imagine your loved one being mistreated, neglected or abused in -->

Nursing Home Abuse in Connecticut, Six Nursing Homes Fined

Nursing Home Abuse in Connecticut, Six Nursing Homes Fined

The State of Connecticut has recently fined a half dozen nursing homes for serious offenses to residents. The events surrounding the fines are both disheartening and disturbing: A resident suffered serious fall down injuries (including a broken collarbone and a broken hip) after nursing home staff failed to provide required supervision. A resident was hospitalized -->

Choosing the Best Nursing Home in Buffalo, NY

When choosing the appropriate nursing home environment in Buffalo, there are several factors to consider. At the minimum, nursing home facilities are places to live where medical treatment and care is available to every resident that needs 24-hour nursing care and supervision outside of a hospital. Nursing homes are responsible for providing a reasonable level -->

Albany Nursing Home Risk Factors

Placing someone we love in a nursing home facility can be a difficult and painful decision. However, it is the best decision if that family member needs around-the-clock care by trained medical professionals. Finding a nursing home in Albany that can provide the best care and treatment can be challenging and there are several factors -->

More Sad Developments Regarding the Frequency of Nursing Home Abuse

Revised Nursing Home Regulations Proposed That Could Worsen an Already Failing System

Medicare has been under fire for quite some time for the system’s repeated failures in preventing nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an early alert based on findings from a recent study. The study examined the frequency of adverse events -->

Nursing Home Abuse Client Describes Finkelstein & Partners Attorney’s Relentless Commitment

“Thank you for representing my case with relentless commitment. Your determination to fight for justice is what made my case a success. Elder care attorneys like you are the best example of justice prevailing when you proceed with the right attorneys.” – Harris Read more client testimonials here.

Burn Injuries Are Common in Nursing Home Patients

In a long-term facility such as a nursing home, residents should be protected always. Any form of mistreatment, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, should not be tolerated. Other hazards in this type of environment pose a big threat to the well-being of the residents. According to the U.S. Accountability Office, between 1994 and -->

How to Choose the Right Nursing Home?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is never easy. When a decision has been reached to place him or her in a facility, finding the right nursing home is the next difficult decision. You want to choose one that will ensure the health and happiness of your loved one. The right facility -->

Why Bedsores Shouldn’t Be Ignored

A bedsore, or pressure ulcer, is an injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue. Serious complications, such as infections of the bone or blood, can occur as pressure sores progress. Although bedsores are almost always preventable, thousands of people die each year as a result of bed sores/pressure ulcers. Click here to learn more about how to -->

Nursing Home Workers Continue to Exploit Residents on Snapchat and Other Social Sites

Propublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom recently published a follow up article about a nationwide re-occurring issue: nursing home staff posting unauthorized, and often inappropriate, photos of elderly residents on Snapchat and other social sites. “While the problem isn’t new, the pace of reported incidents has certainly picked up — and it’s not clear why. It -->

Handling Nursing Home Cases with Care and Professionalism

Having handled numerous nursing home abuse and neglect cases, we understand the importance of ensuring not just our clients, but also the families of our clients, are treated with a high level of care and compassion. “Thank you, Finkelstein & Partners, for handling my grandmother’s nursing home neglect case with care and professionalism. We are very -->

Family Member of Neglected Nursing Home Resident Shares Their Experience

Nursing home residents fall victim to abuse or neglect far too often. As personal injury attorneys we are dedicated to seeking justice for our clients and holding negligent parties accountable. Below our client, Almmy, shares her experience with the Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners: After my Mom was neglected at -->

Ruthie’s Law, Another Step Towards Better Protecting Nursing Home Residents and Their Families

In August 2016 Ruth Murray, a nursing home resident, was brutally attacked by another resident, and later died of her injuries. Later investigations revealed that nursing home failed to notify Ms. Murray’s family about the initial injuries from the attack, and seemed to have downplayed the entire situation. Ruthie’s Law, which has been proposed by -->

CNN Publishes Must Read for Anyone with Elderly Parents

Recently, multiple media outlets published various disturbing articles about nursing home abuse and neglect in New York and throughout the country.  CNN, in their article “Sick, dying, and raped in America’s nursing homes”, exposes the frequency of sexual abuse in U.S. nursing homes, and the struggles patients and their families often face in seeking justice. -->