Tag Archives: nursing home abuse and neglect

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 -->

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 -->

What’s being done to protect the elderly?

In a recent report released by State Comptroller Thomas D. Napoli major deficiencies in the State’s ability to efficiently identifying and prevent nursing home abuse and neglect were uncovered. fp_nh_quote.jpg The State has the ability to impose fines when Nursing Homes fail to meet basic standards. Any number of circumstances could constitute a fine. The -->

The Fight to End Forced Arbitration by Nursing Homes Continues

A pivotal case is underway that could have a huge impact on the victim’s of nursing home abuse and their ability to hold nursing home staff and administration accountable. Currently, a clause found in some Nursing Home contracts, known as “mandatory arbitration/forced arbitration” makes it virtually impossible for victims to seek justice for nursing home -->

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 -->

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 -->