The state of New York is very much aware of the poor conditions in which many nursing home patients find themselves. Therefore they have tightened the rules for nursing home abuse in the state of New York. Understanding your loved one’s rights as a nursing home patient is the first step to protecting him or her from nursing home abuse.
According to the New York State Department of Health patients in a nursing home have several rights that protect them in the case of nursing home abuse. If any of these rights are breached, the patient and their families have the right to file a complaint. These rights include:
The New York State Department of Health takes nursing home abuse very seriously. If a complaint is made regarding a nursing home abuse incident, the Department conducts a surveillance of the specific nursing home to investigate whether proper care is given at the nursing home in question.