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Bufalo Area Nursing Homes Continue Covid Safety Violations

Yet again Buffalo and Western New York nursing homes have been found to violate minimum Covid safety rules, putting our seniors at unnecessary risk. Seven facilities in the Buffalo area have recently been fined by the New York State Department of Health for failing to meet safety rules put in place in to protect residents and staff from contracting the Covid-19 virus. The virus is often fatal to s... CONTINUE READING

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Covid 19 Violations In Buffalo Nursing Homes

The Buffalo Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing, an Erie County, New York nursing home received the second largest fine in New York State From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently. The fine was for brazen Covid safety violations. It all comes down to management. While inspectors were present during a Covid focused inspection last year, employees were observed entering the room... CONTINUE READING

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INVESTIGATION REVEALS COVID NURSING HOME DEATHS MUCH HIGHER THAN REPORTED BY NEW YORK STATE

It is no secret that most of the nursing homes in the State of New York fail to obtain a high rating from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services due to severe deficiencies in the level of care provided to elderly residents. Despite this longstanding failure of nursing homes in providing inadequate care to aging and at risk residents, Governor Cuomo ordered that Covid-19 patients be placed i... CONTINUE READING

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT LONGSTANDING DEFICIENCIES IN NURSING HOMES

Early into the coronavirus pandemic it became clear that the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, are at highest risk for contraction of the virus and are most likely to suffer severe complications from the virus, including death. Many nursing homes throughout the United States have long been known to provide substandard care to our seniors. As Buffalo nursing home abuse attorneys, we hea... CONTINUE READING

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Corona Virus Concerns in Senior Facitilies

It is reasonable to be concerned about Corona virus in Buffalo and Western New York nursing homes and senior facilities. In fact, yesterday, March 10, 2020. Industry leaders suggested curtailing social visits to homes across the country, describing the coronavirus is "one of the most significant, if not the most significant issues" the nursing home industry and never... CONTINUE READING

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Another Buffalo Nursing Home Fined. Insufficient Staffing Is Dangerous For Patients

Another Buffalo nursing home was fined. It was cited for staffing deficiencies. As much as you may not want to do it, sometimes you need to call a Buffalo nursing home attorney. Sapphire Rehabilitation of Southtowns, located in Buffalo New York, was fined for its deficiency. However, the maximum fine set by the New York State Health Department for this deficiency is only $... CONTINUE READING

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Nursing home fined, another closed, patients transferred to lowest rated facility

Kaleida Health will be paying a $500,000 penalty in a case brought by the New York State Attorney General's office for care provided at its HighPointe facility in Buffalo. The settlement involved two matters; one where a patient died while choking on liquefied food. The allegation was that none of the nursing home staff was properly watching a toddler while being fed liquefied food through a feedi... CONTINUE READING

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Another Patient Has a Violent Death at Emerald South Nursing Home

At 6 a.m. on June 4, 2018, Buffalo Police received a 911 call from an employee of the Emerald South Nursing Home who found an 87-year-old resident of the nursing home, lying in the parking lot, as she was coming into work. the patient sought to attempted to escape the nursing home by tying clothes and bed sheets together. He then tried to climb out of his third floor window when he plummeted 34 fe... CONTINUE READING

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Elders Rights Being Challenged

In many societies, the elders are revered, and looked up to for their wisdom and experience. The Buffalo, and Erie County community has a high percentage of seniors. Many spend their last years in senior citizen housing or nursing homes. While there are some fine local facilities, unfortunately, there is substandard and negligent care in numerous Western New York nursing homes. It is important tha... CONTINUE READING

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Nursing Home Fined in Patient Death

In Buffalo, and throughout Western New York, there is far too many incidents of nursing home neglect. In fact, about one third of all nursing homes in Western New York have the lowest possible rating in scoring by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As a Buffalo nursing home neglect attorney I too often see a disturbing lack of care for our el... CONTINUE READING

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