NY Nursing Home Injury Center

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...

What Can Happen When Nursing Home Residents with Psychiatric Conditions are Left Unmonitored with Other Residents?

In a recent blog posting, I noted the dangers posed against some nursing home residents not by nursing home staff, but by other residents.  Residents who have known psychiatric conditions who tend to act violently pose a special threat against other residents.  Tragically, a recent event in Florida illustrates this threat. In June, the Jacksonville, read more...

Granny Cams Spread in Popularity to Catch Elder Abuse

Jean Peters installed a granny cam in her 85-year-old mother’s bedroom. She then watched as her mother was ridiculed by a nursing aide at York Gardens, a senior home in Edina, MN. The aide in the video can be seen repeatedly harassing the women calling her a “grown-a** adult” and tugging violently on her clothes.[1] read more...

NY Slow in Penalizing Nursing Home Violations

According to the New York State Comptroller, New York needs to change how it fines nursing homes in violation of state law.  Currently the laws are failing to protect some of the most vulnerable in society, the elderly. New York has a large elderly population living in nursing homes, with more than 95,000 of citizens read more...

What are the Three Components of Proper Nursing Home Staffing?

When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home you expect that they will be well taken care of by experienced and attentive staff.  You expect that the staff has experience and has been thoroughly trained on systems and procedures necessary to thoroughly and effectively care for nursing home residents. Sadly read more...

Are Pressure Sores and Bed Sores Avoidable?

As New York nursing home lawyers, many of the injury and neglect cases we see could easily have been prevented with adequately trained staff.  Pressure sores, or bed sores as they are more commonly called, usually fall into this category. What are pressure sores? Pressure sores are injuries to the skin that develop when they read more...