Category: Elder Abuse

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elderly man sitting alone in a New York nursing home room

In nursing homes in New York and throughout the United States, physical and emotional abuse are not the only forms of elder abuse. Another common form of nursing home abuse is financial abuse. Financial abuse is when an individual or organization mismanages, conceals, or outright steals an elderly individual’s money, property, or other assets. While

If you have had to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home, you want them to receive the absolute best care and be treated with compassion and respect at all times. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are common throughout New York.

A nursing home should be an environment where your loved one can receive the care and they need to thrive. Although nursing homes have a duty to keep your loved one safe and healthy, many organizations fail to perform this essential responsibility. In the worst cases, your loved one may

When we think of nursing home abuse, we might first think of physical abuse, where patients are manhandled or even beaten. Staff being physically or even sexually inappropriate with patients happens all too often. Then, we might think of neglect, where basic patient care is ignored, allowing bedsores to develop,

Older Americans have spent their entire lives working hard and preparing for retirement. Utilizing whatever they were able to save through pensions and property, they slowly draw down their funds and rely on Social Security and Medicare to make it on a month-to-month basis. They have earned the right to

Elder care brings about changes for all involved from rearranging a house or living situation, to altering schedules, to less time away from little ones who need attention, to frayed nerves and more. Whether the elder is in your home or at a facility known for elder care, fuses are

The number of elders in a care facility are high. It’s estimated that there are approximately 3.2 million Americans in care facilities. Of those care facilities, many have been marked with violations or substandard care for the residents who live there. There are approximately 2.1 million Americans who are the