NY Nursing Home Injury Center

Congress Wants to Severely Limit Your Right to Compensation for Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse – Why You Must Act Today

I’m writing today to let you know about important legislation being considered by Congress – legislation that would severely limit the damages available if you or your family members are injured or killed as the result of a nursing home neglect or a medical mistake. This legislation – deceptively known as the “Protecting Access to read more...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Blow Opportunity to Ban Forced Arbitration

Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced some very important, and long overdue, requirements designed to protect residents of nursing homes and care facilities from being exploited on social media through the posting of degrading videos, pictures, and audio.  I blogged about these new rules and requirements here. While these rules and regulations were read more...

Mandatory Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses Undercut Accountability and Need to be Banned

If your loved one is injured or died through nursing home abuse or neglect, you will naturally be outraged on a number of levels.  While the damage and injury cannot be undone, thankfully, there is access to the courts where your loved one’s case can be brought in front of a jury, who can then read more...

Syracuse Nursing Home Aid Pleads Guilty to Abusing Resident

CNYCentral.com reported on August 23, 2016 of the case of a Syracuse nursing aid who pled guilty for striking an elderly man who was a nursing home resident, and for pushing the man, who tripped and fell.  In the trip and fall the man was reportedly injured through hitting his shoulder on a piece of read more...

Nursing Home Decides Not to Report Death for Fear of “Bad Press”

The Braemoor Health Center is a Brockton, Massachusetts nursing home and one of eleven Massachusetts nursing homes owned by Synergy Health Centers of New Jersey.  Following surprise visits to the Braemoor nursing home on June 30 and July 1, 2016, regulators found conditions at the nursing home were so troubling that residents were in “immediate read more...

The Difference Between Abuse and Neglect

There have been many cases of neglect where the patient is unable to move or speak and the medical staff ignores the resident for long periods of time. The most common injury with these types of cases are bedsores. Neglect can also mean missing scheduled medications, which can prolong illness or even worsen a diagnosed read more...

Federal Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees nursing homes, have directed state health departments to make sure that all nursing homes have policies prohibiting staff from read more...

Adult Home Maltreatment in New York

It’s estimated that at least one-third of the homeless suffer from significant mental health problems.  As these people age, become seniors, and are less able to take care of themselves, a question arises as to how and where these people will be cared for. In past decades, those with significant mental illness were often institutionalized.  read more...

New York Protection of the Elderly – Office of Children and Family Services

Learn how this office helps prevent the abuse and neglect of seniors The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, through its Bureau of Adult Services (BAS), is responsible for the oversight of Protective Services for Adults (PSA) and other adult services provided through the local departments of social services, and local operations read more...

Antipsychotics and Dementia Care – Fighting the Use by Nursing Homes to Over-Medicate Residents for the Convenience of Staff

One common fear of living in a nursing home is the fear of being over-drugged by staff into such a state that we are no longer ourselves.  This situation is sometimes referred to as being “chemically restrained” – a resident is being given drugs so that they can be easier to handle. In the past, read more...