Brooklyn is home to 2.5 million proud residents who built a legendary neighborhood that’s vibrant and unmatched anywhere in the world. Many of the elderly adults in the borough rely on long-term care facilities as they face the final chapters of life. Unfortunately, not all of the nursing home facilities in Brooklyn are delivering the services their clients paid for and expect. The elders these facilities house helped build the Brooklyn of today, and it’s wrong to abandon them while they’re most vulnerable.
Lawyers Can Help
Nursing homes are for-profit businesses, and they want to maximize profit. When that reasonable business objective crosses the line into an abuse of the trust you invested in them, it has gone too far. They promised to provide reasonable care, we’re here to make sure you get the satisfaction you deserve.
We’re elder care lawyers who know what your loved one has been through. Your loved one’s physical and financial recovery is our top priority. More importantly, we recover their dignity and their humanity from those who denied it.
Sad State of Elder Care in Brooklyn
According to the US Government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rating system for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Brooklyn has some very poor elder care. Some of the lowest rated Brooklyn nursing homes include:
- Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare (1 star, 95% occupancy rate)
- Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home (2 stars, 100% occupancy rate)
- Caton Park Nursing Home (2 stars, 97.5% occupancy rate)
- Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Inc (2 stars, 99.1% occupancy rate)
- Concord Nursing Home Inc (2 stars, 99.3% occupancy rate)
Low ratings combined with high occupancy rates is a breeding ground for nursing home abuse, neglect and negligence. The ratings reflect quality standards. The nursing homes with the lowest quality ratings also had the highest occupancy rates. It’s not uncommon in these situations to find there are too few staff to meet the needs of all their patients.
Have You Seen Common Signs of Neglect?
The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case known to programs and agencies, 24 were unknown. The costs are staggering. Abused elders have a 300 percent higher risk of death compared to those not abused, and direct medical costs are at least $3.5 billion every year. It’s vitally important to act when you see evidence of neglect that may include the following:
- Poor Hygiene
- Wrongful Death
Time is critical when reporting these conditions, because vital evidence can be lost or eliminated.
Contact Our Brooklyn Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Right Away
The attorneys of Banville Law will preserve the evidence of elderly abuse that increases the odds of winning a judgment on your behalf. We’re responsive to your needs too. The faster we act, the sooner you and your loved ones can get on the road to full recovery.