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  • Writer's pictureLeitner Varughese Warywoda

How and where to report nursing home neglect and/or abuse in New York State?

It is reported that more than three million senior citizens live in nursing homes throughout the United States. While nursing homes in general provide a necessary service and resource for this vulnerable population, elder abuse and neglect has increasingly become a widespread problem. It is a problem that is made worse by the fact that it is believed to be under reported.

There are a number of resources available for anyone who is a potential victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home in the State of New York:

New York State Department of Health Nursing Home Hotline: 1-888-201-4563

Online Facility Complaint Form:

Nursing Home Complaint Form:

Department of Health Regional Offices: [Click link for various locations]

State Office for the Aging employs an Ombudsman in each county who can help assist with a complaint: 1-800-342-9871

911/Other emergency services (For immediate dangers to a nursing home resident)

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