In light of the recent news that eight Florida nursing home residents died as a result of a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma, the New York Times discussed several steps that families can take in choosing a nursing home for their loved one.
SLOW DOWN: It was recommended that you take your time, and do not send your loved one to a nursing home which you have not vetted.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK: The article provides links to websites which you can use to compare nursing homes, including:
Nursing Home Compare (Medicare)
VISIT: Visit the nursing homes you are considering, especially in the evening and on weekends, when there are less nursing staff present.
ASK: Ask for the nursing home's Emergency Management Plan, as well as other necessary documents and reports.
ASK FOR HELP: Ask for assistance from the local ombudsmen, which is a free service.
It is an unfortunate reality that certain nursing home provide less than acceptable, and in fact, inadequate, care which does not meet the needs of their residents. If you feel that you loved one has been the victim of abuse, neglect, negligence or other mistreatment in a nursing home, the Long Island and New York City law firm Leitner Varughese invites you to contact them at (212) 671-1110, or visit www.lvlawny.com
The attorneys at Leitner Varughese routinely prosecute nursing home abuse and neglect cases against various New York State nursing home facilities. Some of the signs, symptoms, and injuries that come as a result of abuse and neglect are:
Bed Sores or Pressure Sores (also known as “decubitus ulcers” or “pressure ulcers”)
Falls resulting in fractures or other serious injury
Infection or Sepsis
Injuries of "unknown origin" (i.e., where the nursing home denied that there was a fall or accident, or where the resident was allegely "found" with a fracture with no explanation
Malnutrition or Dehydration
Clogged Breathing Tubes
Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
Physical or Chemical Restraints
Alzheimer's and other dementias
Assaults by staff or other residents
The following is a list of many New York State nursing homes organized by county: NASSAU: A Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility Beach Terrace Care Center Belair Care Center Inc Central Island Healthcare Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Daleview Care Center Excel at Woodbury for Rehabilitation and Nursing, LLC Fulton Commons Care Center Inc Garden Care Center Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Glengariff Health Care Center Grace Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Hempstead Park Nursing Home Highfield Gardens Care Center of Great Neck Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Lynbrook Restorative Therapy and Nursing Marquis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Mayfair Care Center Meadowbrook Care Center, Inc Nassau Rehabilitation & Nursing Center North Shore-Lij Orzac Center for Rehabilitation Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation Oceanside Care Center Inc Park Avenue Extended Care Facility Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC Sands Point Center for Health and Rehabilitation South Nassau Communities Hospital South Point Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center South Shore Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Sunharbor Manor The Amsterdam at Harborside The Grand Pavilion for Rehab & Nursing at Rockville Centre Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing White Oaks Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Woodmere Rehab & Health Care Center, Inc
Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Affinity Skilled Living and Rehabilitation Center Apex Rehabilitation & Care Center Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Berkshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehab Center Brookhaven Health Care Facility, LLC Brookside Multicare Nursing Center Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Good Samaritan Nursing Home Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Hilaire Rehab & Nursing Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation Island Nursing and Rehab Center Jefferson's Ferry John T Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson New York Inc Lakeview Rehabilitation and Care Center Long Island State Veterans Home Maria Regina Residence Inc Medford Multicare Center for Living Mills Pond Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing Nesconset Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Oak Hollow Nursing Center Oasis Rehabilitation and Nursing, LLC Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing Facility Peconic Landing at Southold Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation San Simeon BY the Sound Center for Nursing&rehabilitation Sayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care St Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center St Johnland Nursing Center, Inc St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Sunrise Manor Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation The Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Waters Edge at Port Jefferson for Rehabilitation and Nursing Westhampton Care Center Woodhaven Nursing Home QUEENS
Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center Beacon Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Bezalel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Bridge View Nursing Home Brookhaven Rehabilitation & Health Care Center LLC Chapin Home for the Aging Cliffside Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care Center Cypress Garden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation DRY Harbor Nursing Home Elmhurst Care Center, Inc Fairview Nursing Care Center Inc Far Rockaway Nursing Home Flushing Hospital Medical Center Forest Hills Care Center Forest View Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Franklin Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Haven Manor Health Care Center,llc Highland Care Center Hillside Manor Rehab & Extended Care Center Hollis Park Manor Nursing Home Holliswood Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Horizon Care Center Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home Co Inc Lawrence Nursing Care Center, Inc Little Neck Care Center Long Island Care Center Inc Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care Inc Meadow Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center LLC Midway Nursing Home New Glen Oaks Nursing Home, Inc New Surfside Nursing Home, LLC New York Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Newyork-Presbyterian/Queens NYS Veterans Home in NYC Oceanview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home Inc Park Nursing Home Park Terrace Care Center Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehab Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Queen of Peace Residence Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility Queens Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Rego Park Nursing Home Resort Nursing Home Rockaway Care Center Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing of Central Queens, LLC Silvercrest St Marys Hospital for Children Inc The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens The Pavilion at Queens for Rehabilitation & Nursing Union Plaza Care Center Waterview Nursing Care Center West Lawrence Care Center, LLC Windsor Park Nursing Home Woodcrest Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care Center., LLC BRONX Bainbridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC Beth Abraham Health Services Bronx Center for Rehabilitation & Health Care Bronx Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Bronx Lebanon Special Care Center Bronx Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Casa Promesa Concourse Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Inc East Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Eastchester Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Fieldston Lodge Care Center Fordham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Gold Crest Care Center Grand Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale Hope Center for Hiv and Nursing Care Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Jeanne Jugan Residence Kings Harbor Multicare Center Laconia Nursing Home Manhattanville Health Care Center Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation Morningside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Morris Park Nursing Home Mosholu Parkway Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Palisade Nursing Home Company Inc Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center LLC Pelham Parkway Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Facility LLC Providence Rest, Inc. Rebekah Rehab and Extended Care Center Regeis Care Center Riverdale Nursing Home Schervier Nursing Care Center Split Rock Rehabilitation and Health Care Center St Patricks Home St Vincent Depaul Residence The Bronx-Lebanon Highbridge Woodycrest Center The Citadel Rehab and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge The Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center Throgs Neck Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Triboro Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing University Nursing Home Wayne Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Williamsbridge Manor Nursing Home Workmen's Circle Multicare Center BROOKLYN (KINGS) Atrium Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Boro Park Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Residential Health Care Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home Brooklyn-Queens Nursing Home Buena Vida Continuing Care & Rehab Center Bushwick Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care Caton Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, LLC Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Inc Cobble Hill Health Center, Inc Concord Nursing Home Inc Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Ditmas Park Care Center DR Susan Smith Mckinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Four Seasons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Haym Solomon Home for the Aged Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care & Rehabilitation, Inc Menorah Home & Hospital for Aged & Infirm New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center, LLC Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center NY Congregational Nursing Center, Inc Oxford Nursing Home Palm Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Rutland Nursing Home Co Inc Saints Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation Sea Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Seagate Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Sheepshead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Shore View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Spring Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center The Heritage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center The Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Center NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) Amsterdam Nursing Home Corp (1992) Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC Henry J. Carter Skilled Nursing Facility Incarnation Childrens Center Inc Isabella Geriatric Center Inc Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home Co Inc New East Side Nursing Home New Gouverneur Hospital SNF Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing Center St Marys Center Inc Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center The New Jewish Home, Manha