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Understanding Your Loved One’s Rights: Preventing Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Long Island

When families place their beloved family members in nursing homes whether in Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island or in Manhattan, they trust that their loved ones will receive the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are all too common in facilities across the nation.

It is crucial for families to understand the rights of their loved ones in nursing homes and the responsibilities of these facilities. In this blog post, we will discuss the rights of nursing home residents, federal and state regulations governing nursing homes, and how to recognize signs of abuse and neglect. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Alonso Krangle, LLP at (800) 403-6191 to pursue their rights and seek justice.

Residents’ Rights in Nursing Homes

Federal and state laws protect the rights of nursing home residents, ensuring that they receive the care and respect they deserve. The following are some key rights that nursing home residents are entitled to:

  1. The right to be treated with dignity and respect
  2. The right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  3. The right to privacy and confidentiality
  4. The right to participate in their care, including the development and implementation of their care plan
  5. The right to make choices about their daily life, including their schedule, activities, and personal items
  6. The right to voice grievances without fear of retaliation

Understanding Regulations Governing Nursing Homes

Nursing homes in Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County are subject to both federal and state regulations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency responsible for overseeing nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CMS sets standards for the quality of care, staffing levels, and residents’ rights.

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is responsible for licensing and regulating nursing homes within the state. NYSDOH conducts annual surveys to ensure that nursing homes meet state and federal requirements. They also investigate complaints and incidents reported by residents, family members, and nursing home staff.

Recognizing Signs of Abuse and Neglect

It is essential for families to be vigilant and recognize signs of abuse and neglect in their loved one’s nursing home. Some common indicators of abuse and neglect include:

  1. Unexplained injuries, such as bruises, cuts, or fractures
  2. Sudden changes in behavior or mood
  3. Poor personal hygiene and unclean living conditions
  4. Malnutrition or dehydration
  5. Unexplained weight loss or gain
  6. Frequent infections or illnesses
  7. Reluctance to talk about their experiences in the nursing home

If you notice any of these signs or have concerns about the care your loved one is receiving, it is crucial to take action and report your suspicions to the appropriate authorities.

Taking Action to Protect Your Loved One

When you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to take immediate action to protect your loved one. The following steps can help you address your concerns and ensure your loved one’s safety:

  1. Speak with your loved one and listen to their concerns
  2. Document any evidence of abuse or neglect, such as photographs or written accounts
  3. Report your concerns to the nursing home administrator and the NYSDOH
  4. Consider contacting an experienced nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your options

Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP for Help if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a Long Island nursing home, it is essential to take action to protect their rights and seek justice. The experienced attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP are dedicated to holding nursing homes accountable for their actions and ensuring that your loved one receives the care and respect they deserve. Contact us today at (800) 403-6191 to discuss your loved one’s situation and learn more about your options for pursuing justice on their behalf.

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