New York State Nursing Home Abuse

If you believe that someone you love in a New York State nursing home is being abused, the most important action to take is to make sure that the suspected victim is transferred to a safer environment immediately. Once this has been completed, there are several important steps you can take to make sure that the abuse does not happen again. Below is a list of agencies and individuals that are responsible for handling nursing home abuse and neglect claims in New York State.

State Long Term Care Ombudsman, New York State Office for the Aging
(518) 474-7329 www.ltcombudsman.ny.gov

Greg Olsen, Acting Director, NY State Office for the Aging

Senior Citizen’s Helpline: 800-342-9871

Licensure and Certifications, Keith Servis, Director

New York State Department of Health, Div. of Quality & Surveillance for NHs: (518) 478-1020

Medicaid Fraud Unit Control, William Comiskey, Director

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of New York, Office of the Attorney General: (212) 417-5250

Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator, Diane Lenzner-Cohen

Board of Examiners of NHA, NYS Department of Health: (518) 408-1297

Medicaid Agency, Kathryn Kuhmerker, Deputy Commissioner

NYS Dept. of Health, Office of Medicaid Management: (518) 474-3018

Protection and Advocacy System, NY Commission on Quality of Care/Mentally Disabled
(518) 388-0690 www.cqc.state.ny.us

Adult Protective Service Agency, Susan Somers, Assistant Commissioner

NYS Office of Children & Family Svcs., Bureau of Adult Services: (518) 402-6782

Citizen Advocacy Group, Geoff Lieberman, Executive Director

Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled: (212) 481-7572 www.ciadny.org

Cynthia Rudder, Director, Long Term Care Community Coalition: (212) 385-0355 www.ltccc.org

It is an overwhelming task to attempt to handle this on your own. The best course of action is to contact an attorney who has experience in handling nursing home abuse cases in New York as soon as possible. At Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY , an experienced and compassionate attorney will remain by your side throughout the entire legal process until your case is settled or a verdict is reached. Call the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY to get the help you need. Call 877-504-5562 or email [email protected].