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What can I do if my mom or dad was mistreated in a New York Nursing Home?

One of the most difficult decisions family care providers have to make is whether to put their mother or father in a nursing home. When a parent requires a greater level of care than a child can provide in a home setting, especially when the child is working and cannot be there 24/7, the decision arises as to whether to place a loved one in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home. Such decision is often accompanied by a significant amount of guilt, even when the parent requires a higher level of care, and often around-the-clock monitoring, care and supervision, which is more than a layperson can provide.

When choosing a nursing home In New York for your mother or father, the nursing home is required by federal and state law to perform an assessment to determine the level of care your family member requires. The nursing home must then certify to the federal and state government, in most situations, that they are equipped to provide the required care to your family member, in order for the facility to be paid for its services.

The reality, from our experience, however, is that nursing homes in New York seek to fill all of their available patient beds in order to obtain the maximum compensation and resultant profits. Nursing homes in New York average revenue in the tens of millions of dollars, with some larger homes making hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue per year.

The largest cost (or expense) for these nursing homes in every case is labor, the salaries they must pay for registered nurses, licensed nurses, CNAs (certified nursing assistants), physical therapists, occupation therapists, physicians, consultants, etc. In many nursing homes, we have seen that the for-profit owners maximize their profits and revenues by cutting the greatest costs, the staff. What happens when the nursing staff is cut? This very often leads to inadequate and often negligent care, including an overall lack of supervision, and a failure to provide a necessary level of care, such as failure to properly turn and position, bathe, toilet, change, feed, provide hygiene, ambulate, prevent bed sores, prevent deterioration, amongst many other things.

 Some of the signs, symptoms, and injuries that appear as a result of nursing home failure to care 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

  • Head injuries

  • Injuries of unknown origin

  • Malnutrition or Dehydration

  • Medication Errors

  • Choking

  • Clogged Breathing Tubes

  • Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse

  • Physical or Chemical Restraints

  • Burns

  • Alzheimer's and other dementias

  • Assaults by staff

The New York State Department of Health lists 280 nursing homes which have been the subject of Enforcement Actions related to improper care and other violations since 2010:

A Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility Uniondale

Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Allegany, LLC Allegany

Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Aurora Park, LLC East Aurora

Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Endicott, LLC Endicott

Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Riverhead

Alice Hyde Medical Center Malone

Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Little Falls

Andrus On Hudson Hastings-On-hudson

Auburn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Auburn

Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital Oneonta

Avon Nursing Home, LLC Avon

Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Scotia

Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center Far Rockaway

Beacon Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Rockaway Park

Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Brooklyn

Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Ithaca

Beechwood Homes Getzville

Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center Rome

Bethel Nursing Home Company Inc Ossining

Bethlehem Commons Care Center Delmar

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Syracuse

Boro Park Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Brooklyn

Briarcliff Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Briarcliff Manor

Bridge View Nursing Home Whitestone

Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, LLC Binghamton

Brighton Manor Rochester

Bronx Center for Rehabilitation & Health Care Bronx

Bronx Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Bronx

Brookhaven Health Care Facility, LLC Patchogue

Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Brooklyn

Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home Brooklyn

Brookside Multicare Nursing Center Smithtown

Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Buffalo

Buffalo Community Healthcare Center Buffalo

Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center Inc Campbell Hall

Capstone Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Amsterdam

Casa Promesa Bronx

Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Ithaca

Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Syracuse

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center SNF Plattsburg

Charles T Sitrin Health Care Center Inc New Hartford

Chasehealth Rehab and Residential Care New Berlin

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Dunkirk

Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility Elmira

Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Woodbury

Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center Roosevelt Island