When deciding upon a nursing facility for yourself or a loved one, whether for acute or short-term care, or for long term care, proper research and investigation is necessary to determine the quality of prospective facilities. We have found the following websites to be useful resources to assist with your investigation:
US News & World Report - Best Nursing Homes
This website provides extensive and helpful information as to New York State nursing facilities, including: Ratings Information, Health Inspection and Complaints, Staffing Information, Medical Care Quality Measures, and Fire Safety.
Additional information about the ownership, size, and whether the facilities participate in Medicaid and Medicare can also be found here.
New York State Department of Health - Nursing Home Profiles
This website is a helpful and informative resource to find quality and safety information on New York's nursing homes. The nursing facilities are examined for nursing performance through a set of metrics that look at:
- Quality of care received
- Quality of life achieved
- Safety of residents
- Preventive care practices
- Inspections and complaint information
IMPROPER CARE IN NURSING HOMES
When you entrust a nursing home with your care or the care of a loved one, you expect that the nursing home will provide proper care. Unfortunately, often times this does not happen, and residents are neglected and even abused.
Improper care in the form of neglect and abuse can come in many different forms. It is essential to be aware of the signs:
Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers)
Falls (resulting in serious injury)
Loss of dignity
Our law firm, Leitner Varughese, works tirelessly as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Our firm has facilitated in the recovery of over $50 MILLION in nursing home verdicts and settlements on behalf of neglected residents and their families.
If you, a family member or a friend have been injured due to the neglect of others in a nursing home, call Leitner Varughese at (855) LV LAW NY (855-585-2969), or visit our website at http://www.lvlawny.com.
Leitner Varughese PLLC is a cutting-edge litigation and trial law firm uniquely experienced in handling high-profile, complex lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has vast experience in handling cases involving Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect. In addition to handling these types of cases, Leitner Varughese PLLC routinely and successfully represents victims that have been sustained serious injuries caused by:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Trip / Slip & Fall Accidents
Labor Law Violations
Negligent Premises Security