Nursing Home Malpractice

Bronx Nursing Home Nurse Arrested for Alleged Rape of Disabled Patient

Saul Gruber, Esq. A nurse at a Bronx nursing home was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 64-year-old patient who cannot communicate. It is believe that the attack occurred overnight into Tuesday morning, but it is unclear how police learned of it. The accused is 42-year-old supervising nurse, Nanic Aidasani, of Manhattanville Health Care Center. He has made no comment and it is unclear whether he has an attorney. The victim’s guardians took her to New York Presbyterian Hospital for a rape kit examination, but were told by doctors that because the victim cannot speak, a court order is …

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Sixty-one Percent of NYC Nursing Homes Fail in Staff Care

Saul Gruber, Esq. According to Medicare data, 61 percent of nursing homes in New York City fail to provide a sufficient level of staff care to be ranked as an average facility. 41 percent are far below average. Staff shortages cause a direct negative effect the quality of care that residents receive. Simply put, without staff, the elderly aren’t taken care of. Critical tasks such as feeding, bathing, and medical care are all jeopardized. Risks, such as falls and bedsores, increase dramatically. The Gotham Gazette has looked into court records, complaints, and inspection reports to investigate the city’s worst five …

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NYC Doormen Called Upon as New Advocates Against Elder Abuse

Saul Gruber, Esq. Doormen know most everything that goes on in a building–who goes in, who comes out, and why they are visiting. “They have access and they have a relationship,” says Joy Solomon, the powerhouse behind doormen security efforts for the elderly. Solomon is the director of the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home in the Bronx. She established a grant-funded program in partnership with the building workers’ union to help doormen spot all types of elder abuse: physical, sexual, psychological and financial. Detection training began several years ago, but has now broadened to include …

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How to Choose the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Saul Gruber It’s a new year and for some Americans, resolutions aren’t always just personal ones to build a better career or a better body. This year, many will face the challenge of helping their elderly loved ones make the transition of moving into a nursing home. When faced with this challenge, it is important to make the resolution to do your research and find the best home for your loved one. A nursing home should provide quality care, support, and safety for the elderly. Sadly, an overwhelming body of research reveals that many homes neglect this important role. It …

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Sad Story of Pain and Death in a Veteran’s; Home in Nevada

Former Nevada legislator and longtime optometrist Robert Robinson died less than three weeks after being left outside in extreme heat by staff at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City. The 89-year-old man suffered second-degree burns on his legs and other parts of his body while sitting in his wheelchair wearing only shorts during the height of summer, family members said Monday. The cause of death on Robinson’s death certificate includes “sepsis, cellulitis, cutaneous burns and prolonged environmental heat exposure.” The family now plans to sue the facility. “It’s just unacceptable,” Robinson’s grandson, Craig Robinson, said Monday. ” I …

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