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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 -->

Forced Arbitration and Nursing Home Abuse: An Update

Very recently the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare proposed a rule banning forced arbitration in federally funded long term facilities. Forced arbitration clauses are often signed without the resident, or their families, fully comprehending the legal implications of such clauses. Forced arbitration clauses limit/eliminate Nursing home residents’ rights to seek justice for wrongdoings, like abuse -->

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 -->

Is Your Elderly Loved One’s Nursing Home on This List?

In New York State there is a list, known as the “Do Not Refer” list that many state residents are unaware of. Facilities end up on the list when the facility or program receives a “written notice of an enforcement action based on a violation of an applicable law or regulation that creates an endangerment -->

Healthcare Focus on Increasing Profits, Elderly Forgotten

Did you know more that 1/3 of elderly dementia patients suffer some form of psychological or physical abuse? The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates over a million Americans over the age of 65 have been abused by a loved one or caregiver. Why are so many elderly patients and residents failed by a system -->

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 -->

Nursing Home Abuse

The last thing anyone thinks about when it comes time to putting a loved one in a nursing home is nursing home abuse. However, it is an important matter to consider, as it is quite common. In the event that nursing home abuse or negligence is present, being able to spot the warning signs will -->

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 -->