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Nursing Homes Across America Seek Immunity From Injury Lawsuits

Nursing Homes Across America Seek Immunity From Injury Lawsuits

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected us all. Unfortunately, some of the most vulnerable people to the virus are our nursing home inhabitants. New York, among other states, has been hit incredibly hard by the virus, and this is no different for our nursing homes. Amid various accusations of being short-staffed and otherwise altogether underprepared for such a virus, nursing homes are calling for immunity from lawsuits. As of now, New York State is the only state where[...]

Can I Sue a Negligent Nursing Home For Exposing my Loved One to Coronavirus?

Can I Sue a Negligent Nursing Home For Exposing my Loved One to Coronavirus?

Those living in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable to the new coronavirus, which is why if you suspect your loved one has recently contracted the virus as a result of negligence, you are most likely now looking to bring that nursing home to justice. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New York personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can help you. What are the CDC guidelines for nursing homes? Though[...]

What is Nursing Home Negligence?

What is Nursing Home Negligence?

Many people reach a point in their lives where they can no longer care for themselves. If they are past a certain point, no matter how bad their loved ones wish to avoid it, they may require around-the-clock assistance in a nursing home. When you put a loved one in a nursing home, you expect they will be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Generally, nursing homes will abide by your wishes and care for your[...]

What to do when Nursing Homes can’t Keep our Loved One’s Safe!

What to do when Nursing Homes can’t Keep our Loved One’s Safe!

When we make the difficult decision to put one of our loved ones into a Nursing home, we expect them to be cared for! Nursing homes and retirement homes have a responsibility to ensure their residents' safety at all times. This includes keeping an eye on their residents and making sure they don't wander off. Unfortunately, wandering off known as elopement has come all too common at nursing homes across New York. When a resident gets out of[...]

How to Tell if Your Loved One is being Mistreated in a Nursing Home

How to Tell if Your Loved One is being Mistreated in a Nursing Home

As your family members and loved ones age, often times they require full time living assistance. There are various ways to get care for elderly loved ones including in-home individual assistance or more commonly, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Nursing homes can be very nice establishments with caring staff and a nice network of people for residents to make friends and enjoy their later years. Many nursing homes provide full servicing to their residents like medical treatment,[...]

Why do some caregivers abuse nursing home residents?

Why do some caregivers abuse nursing home residents?

To protect the physical well-being of a loved one in New York who is not capable of self-care, you may have chosen to place him or her in a nursing home. Evaluating the facility carefully and being aware of signs of abuse are ongoing tasks, and the Direct Care Alliance provides a helpful explanation of risk factors that may lead caregivers to become negligent or abusive to their charges. Most nursing home abuse has its origin in staffing[...]

When you spot signs of nursing home abuse

When you spot signs of nursing home abuse

When we put our loved elders into a nursing home, mixed emotions often arise. We are comforted that our elders will have constant care and help with their health. However, we also worry and hope that they are not taken advantage of or abused by the nursing home. There are important signs to watch out for to prevent ongoing abuse. Two types of elder abuse are physical abuse and emotional abuse, or what is also oftentimes referred to[...]

Bullying in nursing homes

Bullying in nursing homes

Nursing home abuse takes many forms, which may create challenges for you when attempting to ensure that your loved one is receiving proper care in his or her community living situation in New York. Vulnerability to peers may arise from limitations created by medical problems, so a resident may not be forthcoming about issues caused by those who also live in the closed environment. We at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny are familiar with the subtle[...]

What to do if you suspect a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse

What to do if you suspect a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse

In the coming years, as individuals of the baby boomer generation continue to age, many adult children and family members will be forced to make decisions and arrangements with regard to the care and living situations of aging parents and relatives. For a significant percentage of families, a skilled nursing home facility will be the best option to provide for an aging and ailing loved one's safety and care. While nursing homes often boast about the exceptional level[...]

As baby boomers age, U.S. nursing home populations expected to increase exponentially

As baby boomers age, U.S. nursing home populations expected to increase exponentially

In the coming years, individuals who make up the baby boomer generation will continue to retire and live out their retirement years. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Department, by the year 2029 more than one-fifth of the U.S. population will be age 65 and older. As baby boomers deal with the chronic and progressive medical conditions and physical ailments that frequently accompany the aging process, it's likely that a significant percentage will come to rely upon[...]

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