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Nursing Home Abuse Needs to Be Reported

Nursing Home Abuse Needs to Be Reported

With the older generations living longer and longer due to advances in medicine and healthcare, our nursing homes are also getting more populated and necessary. Today, about 1.4 million adults live in nursing homes. With this number higher than ever, it is important to note that many nursing home patients are not receiving the care that they need and deserve. By the year 2050, olderly people aged 65 and older are expected to make up over 20% of[...]

Nursing home security and intruder attacks

Nursing home security and intruder attacks

While much media attention has been focused on the risks that nursing home residents in New York may be exposed to from staff neglect, negligent nursing home security creates another threat that you should consider. Although acts of violence by an outside intruder may be somewhat rare, Provider magazine notes that they do occur, and nursing home residents and staff have been injured or killed as a result. At the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny, we have[...]

When nursing home negligence leads to infection

When nursing home negligence leads to infection

As people age, they often have increased chances of acquiring illnesses or injuries, and this may be a factor that causes you some concern if you have a loved one who is a resident in a New York nursing home. Infections are among these hazards that the elderly are exposed to, and in fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, there are more infections affecting nursing home residents each year than there are nursing home residents. We[...]

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[...]

Nursing homes in New York do not provide adequate care

Nursing homes in New York do not provide adequate care

If you have a loved one who is currently a resident in a New York nursing home, it is natural to feel concern over the level of care that is being provided. We at the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny understand that nursing home abuse and neglect have become topics of national scrutiny. To provide more transparency, the elder advocacy group Families for Better Care has developed nursing home report cards for each state so that people[...]

Fighting back against nursing home abuse

Fighting back against nursing home abuse

According to the New York State Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman, nursing home residents have the right to reasonable standard of care that allows them to maintain a high quality of life. Federal laws provide many resources for those in long-term care and their families to ensure that rights are not violated. One of these is the complaint process through an ombudsman, who has the training, certification and resources to investigate problems identified by residents[...]

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