Albany Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Albany Nursing Home AttorneysThe Albany nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are all committed to helping ensure that the elderly receive the dignity and respect they deserve at a time where nursing home neglect and abuse is occurring at an alarming rate. Seniors represent a significant portion of Albany’s population and as more residents near their retirement age, the senior population is only slated to grow. Should your loved one ever require assisted care, it is important to be able to make educated decisions regarding who should be trusted to provide that care. This is why we’ve provided critical information on the area homes to avoid and how to detect and react quickly to abuse.

Albany Senior Demographics

Albany is the capital of New York and its fifth largest city— founded on the west bank of the Hudson River. It is also home to the headquarters of some of the most influential companies in the nation which include the likes of American Express, General Electric, Merrill Lynch, Verizon Wireless and Goldman Sachs. Its population is both economically and racially diverse and people of all walks of life call Albany home.

The senior population makes up 11.1% of Albany’s total population, which is just under 99,000. Seniors who are looking for ways to maintain their independence, participate in activities with others in their age group or take advantage of assistive programs often turn to the Senior Services of Albany. Residents have access to an adult day program, numerous classes and activities, community dining, multiple meal programs, insurance and prescription counseling and assistance, transportation and shopping trips.

Albany Nursing Homes

Our Albany nursing injury lawyers have taken the time to gather the following information from the Medicare nursing home compare tool so that you know which nursing facilities to avoid when searching for your loved one’s nursing home. Our list only highlights the worst rated facilities, however, and is not inclusive of every home in the area. If you would like specific information on any facility you are researching, you can access the nursing home compare tool yourself by visiting the Medicare website at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

Information on New York Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawuits

Our attorneys have compiled date from settlements and jury verdicts across New York to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
325 Northern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12204
(518) 449-1100

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: While this facility is definitely not the worst on our list, we would still caution against placing a loved one here. Numerous health and safety concerns have been cited in its health inspection record and its staff quality and quality measures scores are mediocre.

Bethlehem Commons Care Center
125 Rockefeller Road
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-8116

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite an above average quality measures score and average staff rating, this facility only received a single star rating overall. This is due to health and safety concerns that are so severe; they’ve brought down the facility’s final rating. Patients at this center are more likely to be injured due to environmental hazards, the spread of communicable disease and hygienic concerns.

Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
284 Troy Road
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 286-1621

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has an extremely concerning health inspection history, its quality measures rating is subpar and it may be suffering from understaffing. Lower staff quality ratings can also be indicators that management has not committed resources to screening and training new hires as well, ultimately resulting in lower quality of care.

Evergreen Commons Rehab and Nursing Center
1070 Luther Road
East Greenbush, NY 12061
(518) 479-4662

Ownership— For profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: With only a two star staff quality rating, it is not so surprising that this facility has an abysmal health inspection history. Health and safety deficiencies are not always necessarily the fault of staff members. Understaffing can make it impossible for even the most attentive and qualified staff members to perform their duties. This is why the practice of reducing staff levels by for profit corporations and partnerships should result in aggressive legal action when patients are injured as a result.

Teresian House Nursing Home
200 Washington Avenue Ext
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 456-2000
Ownership— Non-profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: Like many non-profit nursing homes, this facility has received admirable staff quality and quality measures ratings. Unfortunately for this facility however, its health inspection record is riddled with deficiencies, which is an indicator of a much larger issue. Until improvements are made to its health and safety protocols, this home is not the best place for your loved one to receive care.

Albany County Nursing Home
780 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-2231

Ownership— County government

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: In recent years, lawmakers at state and national levels have made a full scale assault on funding for nursing care across the nation. As a result, many non-profit and government run facilities have lost critical funding needed to ensure residents receive the care they deserve. This home’s one star quality measures score and numerous health inspection deficiencies make it one of the many casualties to this reduction in funding.

How to Detect Abuse or Neglect

Our Albany nursing injury lawyers would like to stress that intent has nothing to do with negligence, meaning that your loved one may be a victim even if his or her caregivers are well meaning and trying their best. It is each facility’s obligation to ensure that its staff is equipped to provide care to all residents, so neglect and negligence are unacceptable under any circumstances. Here are some signs which may indicate mistreatment.

  • The development of bedsores.
  • Unexplained infections.
  • Sudden weight loss.
  • Symptoms of dehydration such as dark urine, lightheadedness or confusion.
  • Medication errors.
  • Bruises or marks on your loved one’s wrists, ankles or private areas.
  • Sudden changes in your loved one’s mood or mental state.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has put together a special legal team to handle nursing home abuse cases so that you are assured access to an attorney who has the knowledge, experience and track record of success needed to give you the best chances of recovering compensation on behalf of an injured loved one. If you believe that your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our award winning Albany nursing home abuse attorneys to learn more about your rights and options. In order to ensure that anyone is able to access our services, we assure all our clients that we will never accept attorneys’ fees unless we secure damages on your behalf.

 

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