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Nursing Assistant Arrested For Sexual Abuse

An employee at Hawthorn Health Multi Care Center in Buffalo has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an elderly nursing home patient, according police and officials at the facility. Police were called to the home located on Delaware [...]
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Senator Proposes Bill To Track Elderly Abuse

In 2008, there were more than 30,000 reported cases of elder abuse in New York State, according to a newly released report. The report, commissioned by State senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), includes data drawn from seven state agencies, [...]
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Two Health Care Workers Arrested for Elder Abuse

Two local health care workers have been arrested for abusing elderly residents in two area nursing homes, announced New York’s Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Monique Jones, 32, of Rochester, a certified nurse aid a Kirkhaven Nursing Home [...]
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Officials Investigating Sexual Abuse At Shore Winds Nursing Home

A Shore Winds nursing home patient is at the hospital and unable to return to her home for her own safety, following allegations of sex abuse by a staff member, according to News 10NBC. A male nurse is suspected of abusing the middle-aged woman [...]
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Four New York Nursing Homes Cited

Four nursing homes in the Mohawk Valley have been cited by the state for failing to provide adequate and sufficient health care to its residents. The findings, from the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an agency devoted to improving [...]
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Western New York Nursing Homes To Be Monitored By Hidden Cameras

State Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, recently announced that his office will be using hidden camera technology in Western New York nursing homes to detect and prosecute the abuse and neglect of patients. Twenty-six convictions of nurses, nurse [...]
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94 Percent of Nursing Homes Violated Federal Standards in 2007

Nine out of 10 nursing homes in the U.S. last year were cited for violating federal health and safety standards, says a recently released report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The study found [...]
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Study: Nursing Home Residents Involved in Altercations More Often

A recent study found nursing home abuse among residents is becoming increasingly more violent – both physically and verbally – on a more frequent basis, than earlier studies indicated, according to researchers at Cornell University. “Because [...]
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Washington County Nursing Home Found Negligent

The State Department of Health has been busy investigating several complaints of negligence and wrongful death at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Glen Falls. After a five day trial, a State Supreme Court jury ordered Washington County to pay $300,000 [...]
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Schumer Fights for Elder Abuse Law

Senator Charles Schumer recently visited Syracuse to discuss a congressional bill intended to fight financial and physical abuse of senior citizens. In 2007, 8,693 cases of elder abuse were reported in New York, according to the State Office [...]