Nursing Home Abuse Risks

Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be emotionally difficult. We want our loved ones to be treated with kindness and compassion by the entire staff at the facility. But we must trust and rely upon the staff that works at the facility without being able to oversee or monitor the day-to-day treatment of the resident. However, there are certain risk factors we should look out for to avoid any potential mistreatment of our loved one.

There may be caregivers within the facility, on the medical staff and in other departments, who are feeling overworked, stressed, experiencing emotional problems, having substance abuse issues, etc., and not in control of the effects of these issues on their work responsibilities. There may also be staff that are poorly trained, inexperienced, subject to less than favorable working conditions or have less than optimal support. Facilities that are under-staffed, have insufficient security or a lack of appropriate protocol and procedures put extra strain on the staff that is there and put residents at further risk of abuse.

Nursing home risk abuse factors may also include the resident’s own physical and mental health condition, as well as the conditions of other residents in the facility. Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia are at a greater risk because these conditions make it harder for the resident to report abuse or neglect due to a poor memory or speech loss. Sadly, aggressive behavior on the part of any resident can bring out aggressive behavior on the part of staff and other residents. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility, call the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY at 877-504-5562 right away. Our attorneys have years of experience and will work diligently to help nursing home abuse victims and their families recover compensation for their injuries.

The Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable and professional. We are committed to providing top quality and skilled legal representation to you while preserving your dignity and privacy. If you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, abused or neglected, don’t wait. Call 877-504-5562 or email [email protected].

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP