Nursing homes in New York do not provide adequate care

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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 are aware of the overall quality of care that residents may be receiving. Unfortunately, New York has received failing grades two years in a row.

When the elderly move to nursing homes, they often require constant monitoring because of health issues. A lack of adequate staffing is one problem that particularly places your loved one at risk for abuse or neglect. In all staffing measures, New York scored below average grades. New York nursing home residents received 2.36 hours of direct care, and 1.54 hours of professional nursing care daily, on average. However, experts recommend that nursing homes provide 4.1 hours of direct nursing care to each resident every day to ensure that quality of life is maintained.

According to the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law, nursing home residents should never experience health issues that are directly related to the level of care they receive, and they should be provided with services that enhance their quality of life. People who have questions about the legal rights of nursing home residents can visit our website to learn more.

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