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Nursing home neglect and abuse prevail despite being penalized

Many family members and loved ones feel shock and rage when they suspect their relatives who reside in New York nursing homes are suffering from abuse and negligence. Despite relatives reporting their concerns and taking additional measures to protect them, many nursing homes are still unsafe havens for the elderly. According to The NY Post, Medicare currently ranks 40 percent of the 600 nursing homes in the state as substandard care facilities. 

There are many reasons why nursing homes fail to provide their residents with the level of care, support and supervision they require. Understaffing issues, inadequate credentials and training and other issues lead to residents suffering and dying at the hands of their caregivers. Despite receiving infractions for allowing residents to be harmed and kept in poor conditions, many facilities continue to accept new patients without making changes to raise their care standards. The NY Times states that a large portion of nursing homes maintain their ability to accept Medicaid and Medicare payments despite repeatedly allowing hazardous conditions and staff actions to put residents at risk of harm and death. 

Nursing homes and their staff must be held accountable for their actions and inaction when it comes to their residents. Family members should not have to rely primarily on frequent visits and conversations with their loved ones to ensure they are not being mistreated. Nursing homes must have a system of checks and balances to ensure that their patients receive the level of care they need and deserve. Regulators should also implement follow-up procedures to ensure that nursing homes that repeatedly harm and endanger their residents are properly penalized to force their compliance.

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