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Category Archives: Nursing home abuse and neglect

Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Startling information published regarding Hudson Valley nursing home facilities. Although many nursing homes provide excellent care, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is a common occurrence. The task of a nursing home is to look after vulnerable individuals with complex physical and cognitive needs on a 24-hour basis. It is vital for these facilities to ensure -->

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 -->

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Physical abuse in nursing home facilities is defined as the use of force against a person that results in physical pain, injury or impairment. Besides physical assault such as pushing, shoving and hitting, it also includes the inappropriate use of restraints and drugs, as well as confinement. The reasons for this type of abuse are -->

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 -->

Proving a Nursing Home Abuse Case

Nursing home abuse and neglect is an important issue. It can leave emotional, mental and physical scars on its victims. Unfortunately, the average time between government inspections of a facility and any fines or penalties imposed on that facility for violations and complaints has gone from six months in 2007 to four years in 2015. -->

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Rockland County

If your family member is a resident in a nursing home facility, you want to make sure that their placement is successful and that they are receiving the appropriate treatment in every aspect of their day-to-day lives. You want to know if their nutritional requirements are being met, their medical treatment is consistently appropriate and -->

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 -->

Who is Holding Negligent Nursing Home Staff Accountable?

Who is Holding Negligent Nursing Home Staff Accountable?

A reoccurring theme in instances of nursing home abuse and neglect include a lack of accountability. Nursing home residents often fall victim to abuse or neglect in part because they are physically or mentally unable to report that the abuse occurred. Worse, an audit recently released by the New York State Office of the State -->

Hiring a Nursing Home Attorney

Families who suspect that their loved one has been injured or died because of nursing home negligence or abuse need an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled attorney by their side. Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable to negligence and abuse due to age, illness and incapacitation. They are dependent upon the staff to be safe and -->

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 -->

Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Although many nursing homes provide excellent care, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents commonly occurs. The task of a nursing home is to look after vulnerable people with complex physical and cognitive needs on a 24-hour basis. It is vital for these facilities to ensure that their residents are free from maltreatment of any -->