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Reporting neglect or abuse in a nursing home

New York residents have to make a lot of difficult decisions throughout the course of their lives. One of the bigger decisions that many have to face is whether or not to move a loved one into a nursing home. Of course, this decision is often made with the utmost care. Loved ones will often painstakingly research the options available to them and pursue what they see as the best one. However, sadly, there is no reliable way to ensure that a nursing home facility does not mistreat a loved one. Nursing home abuse is a sad reality that some families will have to face.

What legal rights do nursing home residents have?

Deciding to bring a loved one to a nursing home is a big decision and one that many choose to consider carefully. Of course, most New York residents want to place their loved ones somewhere where they will be treated with the utmost care. After all, it is the duty of those who provide care to do everything within their power to prevent any kind of harm to the residents at a nursing home. Sadly, however, this is not always the case. Nursing home abuse is a reality that some New Yorkers will have to face.

Is your loved one safe from nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse takes many forms. It can be psychological, care-related, physical and even sexual in nature. However, by the time the abuse had occurred, the damage is done. The best thing to do is to take precautions to prevent nursing home abuse from happening in the first place.

A look at the basics of guardianship

There are many reasons why someone may find themselves in a situation in which they can no longer make decisions for themselves. Whether that's physical or mental challenges such as multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrigs disease, Alzheimers, senility, dementia and the like, there are a variety of reasons why it may be necessary to designate a guardian for someone. These can be personal or financial, too, such as when a person becomes a victim of elder abuse or perhaps financial affairs necessitate the protections of guardianship.

Guardianships play a critical role in the lives of the disabled

Illnesses and injuries can rob otherwise healthy New Yorkers of their ability to care for themselves. Not only can an accident or other life-altering event prevent a person from being able to manage their physical well-being but such an occurrence can also preclude such a person from taking care of their financial and legal responsibilities.

Ask these questions before choosing a long-term care facility

Most Americans who are ready to move into a long-term care facility need help selecting an appropriate one. If you're reading this article, you're probably one of the "helpers." You might be a son or daughter, who is trying to select the best facility for an aged parent. Maybe you're a parent, choosing a facility for an incapacitated son or daughter.

Facility fined for failing to prevent nursing home abuse

Recently this White Plains legal blog discussed three types of abuse that may occur within the walls of nursing homes. All forms of nursing home abuse against individuals in need of care and support to live their most prosperous lives are heinous, from sexual assault and abuse that robs them of their security and dignity to financial abuse that leaves them without the means to pay for their ongoing expenses.

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