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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 -->

News Station Brings Deplorable Nursing Home Conditions to Light

Several months ago 7 Eyewitness News launched an investigation into area hospitals after receiving a troubling call from a nursing home resident. The investigation brought to light a number of disturbing issues occurring in Upstate New York nursing homes.  The investigation focused primarily on conditions at Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing in Niagara Falls. Reporters collected -->

Because They Deserve to be Heard, Major Changes for Nursing Home Residents

In late September, 2016 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a rule banning forced arbitration clauses in federally funded long term care facilities.  Forced arbitration clauses essentially silence abused and neglected residents by eliminating their right to legal redress in a court of law. Issues are settled by third party arbitrators. Arbitrators are -->

Upstate New York Nursing Home Could Have Potentially Prevented Abuse

The results of a recent inspection report from an Oswego Nursing home, where residents were allegedly taunted and exploited, conclude the Nursing home failed to conduct background checks on new hires to determine if job candidates had a history of abuse or neglect.  The nursing home also failed to provide abuse prevention training and to -->

Negligence of Nursing Home Staff Likely Contributed to Resident Death

On Friday, September 2nd a fight broke out at a Buffalo Nursing home between two elderly patients. One of the patients, an 83-year-old woman, died of her injuries.  According to authorities both patients involved in the altercation were suffering from dementia. The victim sustained serious injuries that ultimately lead to her death, including a punctured -->

Nursing Home Residents at Risk of Exploitation

On August 5th the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a troubling memo to state agencies responsible for inspecting nursing homes. The memo instructed each facility to introduce a written policy prohibiting staff from taking or using photos/recordings of residents in any way that could exploit residents (including the usage of cameras, smartphones or -->

Identifying Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect

If you have a loved one in a Nursing Home you should consider familiarizing yourself with signs and symptoms associated with Nursing Home abuse/neglect. The percentage of abused or neglected nursing home residents who actually report abuse is startlingly low. Below is a list of indicators of abuse and neglect. Some symptoms listed could be -->

Resident Abuse in Nursing Homes

In recent months the issues and circumstances surrounding Nursing Home abuse and neglect have finally started to receive much needed attention from government officials and the general public.  Nursing home abuse and/or elder abuse can be difficult to identify for a variety of reasons. Some types of abuse are more complex than others. The following -->

CT Nursing Home Fined After Resident’s Death

A North Haven, Connecticut Nursing home is facing fines after a patient fell and later died from related complications. The resident reportedly fell out of bed and suffered injuries including a blog clot in their brain. The use of bed rails very well could have, and should have, prevented the fall and the untimely death -->

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: Federal, State, and Local officials take action

A report released by State Comptroller Thomas D. Napoli early this year confirmed the fears and suspicions of many: Nursing Home abuse and neglect is happening here in New York. The government officials responsible for preventing abuse and neglect have not been successful in taking action to reduce the likelihood of future or present sub-par -->