Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is undeniably on the rise, especially among patients with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Many elderly people who are not in a position to speak for themselves have been abused and neglected in nursing homes. But you can do something about it. If you suspect abuse in a nursing home, here are some steps you can take to bring justice to the victim and ensure that the abuse is not repeated.

Nursing home injury or abuse

Nursing home abuse is a very serious issue. It can have emotional, mental and physical consequences on its victims. Elders who are abused have a 300 percent chance of dying in the three years following the abuse than those who are not abused. Nursing home abuse often takes place due to the negligent or deliberate action of the staff and caregivers.

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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.

Nursing home abuse

A Syracuse Nursing Home will pay a $16,000 fine for failing to protect its residents. According to, “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…”.

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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:

To whom should suspected nursing home abuse be reported

You should immediately notify the nursing home administrator, director of the nursing home and social worker. Call the police if you think the law has been broken. You can also notify the Ombudsman (resident advocate) for the nursing home. Finally, you should report it to the Division of Quality Assurance so that an investigation can be carried out.