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New York rife with nursing home negligence

Every now and then different organizations, advocacy groups and state agencies rate state nursing homes and the quality of care provided. Unfortunately for New York, the result of the latest report is not good news. The Families for Better Care (FBC) gave New York’s nursing homes a failing grade.
FBC is an advocacy group based in Florida. The state-by-state report was the first of its kind, and measured nursing home quality by looking at eight different federal measures. Of the eastern seaboard states, New York was the only one that failed overall. More than 92 percent of the facilities in the state received a citation for a deficiency.
According to the results, New York’s worst grades came from direct care staff, the hours worked and ombudsman complaints. As for professional nurse services, FBC reported these services as almost nonexistent. Each day, nursing home residents only received about 40 minutes of professional care.
An FBC executive chalked up many of the deficiencies to inadequate staff numbers. The executive suggested that state legislators consider instituting a staffing mandate to make sure that there are an adequate number of caretakers in nursing homes.
The news may be discouraging to New Yorkers who have family members or loved ones in a nursing home. No one wants to spend family visits investigating levels of care or looking for signs of neglect, but that may be the reality until the state steps up its legislation and quality of care.
If family members are ever concerned about negligent or abusive treatment at a facility, a New York nursing home negligence lawyer can help explain the legal options available. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and humanly.


Jay W. Dankner

JAY W. DANKNER was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school in 1973, he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission. Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation.



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