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You thought your mother was safe and the nursing home was taking great care of her. After all, you did everything you could to research the best nursing home in your area, and your family has paid a lot to ensure your mother receives the best care.

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.

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.

Signs of 3 types of nursing home abuse

If your spouse, parent or other loved one is in a New York nursing home facility, then you likely worry about the treatment he or she receives when you and other family members are not around. While you can rely on logs, staff updates and other types of communication, these may not necessarily be reliable. This is particularly true in situations where your loved one is being mistreated.

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