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Protecting Your Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect on Long Island

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When choosing a nursing home for our family members, we trust that they will be well taken care of and treated with dignity. Unfortunately, instances of abuse and neglect are all too common in nursing homes across Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Understanding your loved one’s rights is crucial to ensure they receive proper care and to take action if you suspect any mistreatment.

In this blog post, we will discuss the rights of nursing home residents, federal and state regulations governing their care, how to recognize signs of abuse or neglect, and what steps you can take to protect your loved ones.

Nursing Home Resident Rights Under Federal Regulations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) oversees long-term care facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid programs. These facilities must adhere to certain federal regulations designed to ensure quality care for residents. The CMS has established a Residents’ Bill of Rights that includes:

  1. Freedom from abuse, mistreatment, or neglect
  2. Access to information about their medical condition
  3. Participation in decisions regarding their treatment plan
  4. Privacy in personal affairs
  5. Confidentiality of medical records
  6. Respectful treatment by staff members

New York State Regulations Protecting Nursing Home Residents

In addition to federal regulations, New York has its own set of rules governing nursing homes throughout the state, including those located on Long Island. The New York State Department of Health requires nursing homes to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, provide adequate staffing levels, and develop comprehensive care plans for residents.

Recognizing Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

It is important for family members to be vigilant in monitoring their loved one’s well-being while they are receiving care at a nursing home. Some common signs of abuse or neglect include:

  1. Unexplained injuries, such as bruises, cuts, or fractures
  2. Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  3. Poor hygiene or lack of proper grooming
  4. Sudden changes in mood or behavior
  5. Malnutrition or dehydration

If you notice any of these signs, it is essential to address your concerns with the nursing home staff and management immediately.

Taking Action to Protect Your Loved One

If you suspect that your loved one is experiencing abuse or neglect in a Long Island nursing home, it is crucial to take action quickly:

  1. Speak up: Express your concerns directly with the facility’s staff and management.
  2. Document evidence: Keep records of any incidents and conversations related to your concerns.
  3. Report the issue: File a complaint with the New York State Department of Health if you believe that your loved one’s rights have been violated.
  4. Seek legal help: Consult an experienced nursing home abuse attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure that your loved one receives justice.

Alonso Krangle, LLP: Advocates for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect on Long Island

At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we understand how devastating it can be when someone you love suffers from abuse or neglect in a nursing home setting. Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and their families across Long Island, including Nassau County and Suffolk County.

If you believe that your loved one has been subjected to mistreatment in a nursing home on Long Island, don’t wait another moment – contact Alonso Krangle, LLP today. Our seasoned legal team will work tirelessly to pursue justice for your family member and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 403-6191 for assistance in discussing your loved one’s situation and pursuing their rights. Remember, you are not alone – we’re here to help every step of the way.

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