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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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

How to Choose the Right Nursing Home?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is never easy. When a decision has been reached to place him or her in a facility, finding the right nursing home is the next difficult decision. You want to choose one that will ensure the health and happiness of your loved one. The right facility -->

Family Member of Neglected Nursing Home Resident Shares Their Experience

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: After my Mom was neglected at -->

New Technology May Reduce Occurrence of Bedsores

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, each year more than 2.5 million Americans develop pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores. An estimated 60,000 patients die as a result of bed sores ulcers each year. Bed sores occur when a patient has prolonged pressure on one part of the body. These wounds are -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

Medicare cracks down on Standards for Nursing Home Care.

Last week saw the star rating of almost a third of the nation’s nursing home fall, as federal officials made adjustments after criticism was aimed at them for inaccurate and inflated numbers. The decision was made in hopes that it would aid consumers in making the difficult choice between home care providers a little easier. -->

Steps to Avoiding a Slip and Fall

Preventing a fall that can result in serious injuries and even death is not only done by being more careful, but by taking precautionary measures against falls. One of the ways to prevent falls is to exercise, as recommended by Judy A. Stevens, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among those -->

The Number of Older Americans Who Fall and Suffer Serious Injuries is Soaring

As Americans age and people live longer with bad health conditions, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing home are attempting to balance safety and their resident’s desire to live independently. Nearly 24,000 adults over the age of -->

Do You Have an Elderly Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility? Are You Aware of the 4 Stages of Bed Sores?

Bed sores are pressure sores that cause an injury to the skin and underlying tissue. Types of bed sores can range from mild reddening of the skin to severe tissue damage that extends into the muscle and bone. Pressure sores are described in four stages: Stage 1: The sore is not an open wound. This -->

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Compliance Trails Federal Requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services Officer of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that examines reporting practices for abuse and neglect in nursing homes across the nation. The study found that: • 85% of nursing homes reported to the OIG at least one allegation of abuse or neglect in 2012. • 76% of -->

Grandfather Abused by Nursing Home Worker

A sad story comes to us from Maine about a woman whose grandfather was sexually abused in 2006 in a nursing home. The Marro family believed their grandfather’s dementia was setting in and clogging his thoughts. As his health declined, they felt a Brunswick nursing home would be a safe place for him to live. His -->

The Drawbacks to Privately Run Long-Term Care

A healthcare adjustment is underway in many states: a strong effort to slow down the increasing Medicaid cost of long-term care as people live longer and survive more disabling conditions. At least 26 states, including New York, are implementing mandatory programs that put billions of dollars in privately managed long-term care plans, in the hopes -->

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls

A new study shows that 1 out of 3 nursing home patients hit their head in trip and fall accidents. Video footage was analyzed in 227 fall cases among 133 seniors in nursing home facilities. Research found that the patients struck their heads in 37% of the incidents. They hit their head on the floor -->

New York’s Nursing Homes Earn Failing Grade

When it comes to the quality of care to its residents, nursing homes earn a failing grade in the State of New York, according to Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group. The group published a first-ever state-by-state report card for nursing homes nationwide. Families for Better Care analyzed eight federal -->