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Essential Resources to Report Nursing Abuse or Neglect in New York

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Reporting nursing home abuse and neglect is crucial to ensuring the safety and well-being of elderly residents. If you suspect that someone you know has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, there are several resources you can turn to for help.

  1. Adult Protective Services (APS) - APS is a government agency that investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults. You can contact APS through your local Department of Social Services or call the National Adult Protective Services Association at 1-217-523-4431 to find the agency in your area.

  2. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - This program provides free and confidential advocacy services to residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. You can contact your state's Ombudsman Program by visiting the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center at www.ltcombudsman.org.

  3. State Survey Agencies - These agencies are responsible for inspecting nursing homes to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. If you suspect abuse or neglect, you can file a complaint with your state's survey agency. You can find contact information for your state's survey agency on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.

  4. Law Enforcement - If you believe that a crime has been committed, such as physical abuse or sexual assault, you can contact your local law enforcement agency.

  5. Legal Help - An experienced nursing home abuse attorney can provide legal guidance and assistance if you suspect abuse or neglect. They can help you understand your rights and pursue legal action against the responsible parties.

It's important to remember that reporting nursing home abuse and neglect can help protect vulnerable individuals and hold responsible parties accountable. If you suspect abuse or neglect, don't hesitate to take action and seek help.


If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect in the state of New York, there are several resources you can turn to for help. These include:

  1. New York State Department of Health - The Department of Health is responsible for overseeing nursing homes in New York State. You can file a complaint with the Department of Health by calling their Nursing Home Complaint hotline at 1-888-201-4563 or by visiting their website at https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/nursing/complaints.htm.

  2. New York State Attorney General - The Attorney General's office investigates and prosecutes cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. You can contact the Attorney General's office by calling their helpline at 1-800-771-7755 or by visiting their website at https://ag.ny.gov/health-care.

  3. Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes cases of fraud and abuse in Medicaid-funded facilities, including nursing homes. You can contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by calling their hotline at 1-877-873-7283 or by visiting their website at https://www.omig.ny.gov/home-page.


It's important to note that if you suspect immediate danger or a life-threatening situation, you should call 911 or your local law enforcement agency. Additionally, if you believe that a crime has been committed, you should contact your local law enforcement agency or the Attorney General's office.


Reporting nursing home abuse and neglect can help protect vulnerable individuals and hold responsible parties accountable. If you suspect abuse or neglect, don't hesitate to take action and seek help.


If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect and you want to report it to the legal team at Leitner Varughese Warywoda, there are several ways you can do so.


  1. Phone: You can call their office at 855-585-2969 and speak with a member of their team who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

  2. Website: You can visit their website at https://www.lvlawny.com/nursing-home-abuse-neglect and fill out the online contact form. A member of their team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

  3. Email: You can email them at info@lvlawny.com with a description of the abuse or neglect you or your loved one has experienced.


The legal team at Leitner Varughese Warywoda is dedicated to helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect seek justice and compensation. They offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Don't hesitate to reach out to them for help if you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect.

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