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New York Nursing Homes: What Are Your Rights?

If you or a loved one live in a nursing home in New York, then there are certain legal rights that exist. Under the New York Department of Health, nursing home residents have what is called a bill of rights, which is further backed up by federal regulations. It’s vital that everyone who lives in a nursing home or who has a loved one in the care of a nursing home understand what these rights […]

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NY Nursing Home Blaze Opens Facility to Serious Liability

Nursing homes should be places where the elderly feel cared for and safe, but, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. While the law may maintain high standards for nursing homes in New York, sometimes facilities don’t live up to expectations – and terrible events happen as a result. A sad case in Spring Valley brings this point home. One person died, several were injured, and a firefighter remains missing after a blaze tore through an […]

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Even in a Pandemic, NY Nursing Homes Have a Duty to Protect Residents

Having a relative in a nursing home is hard enough without worrying if they will get sick from coronavirus. As a result, extreme measures are being put into place in facilities all over the country to keep our aging loved ones safe. AARP shared recently, for instance, that one of the biggest challenges nursing homes are facing is keeping residents from contracting the virus. So limiting outsiders from entering nursing homes is one of the […]

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