Nursing Home Abuse



The injury-only law firm of Basch & Keegan LLP represents victims of nursing home neglect and abuse in the Hudson Valley. We take nursing home abuse cases very seriously. We know that a successful outcome for one person works to improve the system for all senior citizens.

Contact our Kingston nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers for a free consultation — send us a message or call (845) 251-4545.

Rising Concerns: Nursing Home Neglect in Hudson Valley

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), nursing home neglect and abuse is increasing throughout the United States. Many senior care facilities are understaffed, overcrowded, and rundown. Poor working conditions may contribute to stress and fatigue for nursing home employees, which may cause them to do their jobs poorly, or to even take their frustrations out on the elderly.


The NCEA defines neglect as the refusal or failure to fulfill any part of a person’s obligations or duties to an elder, such as:

  • Failing to provide food or water when a resident needs sustenance

  • Not responding to a call for assistance

  • Not helping a resident use the restroom when necessary

  • Not properly attending to a resident’s hygiene

The signs and symptoms of neglect must be watched for closely. They include malnutrition or dehydration, untreated bed sores, poor personal hygiene, unattended or untreated health problems, and soiled bedding (or the smell of soiled bedding or clothing).

In some cases, neglect is intentional — but oftentimes, it is unintentional, based on factors such as ignorance or failure to realize a nursing home resident needs as much attention as he or she does. In passive neglect situations, the facility can still be held liable for any injuries sustained by a resident as the result of negligent care.


Physical abuse in a nursing home may include any instance of physical force or violence, as well as force-feeding, restraining a resident inappropriately, or giving a resident drugs when not necessary.

Emotional abuse is generally harder to identify than physical abuse, because the symptoms may be subtle. Instead of bruises, cuts, or other visible wounds, the resident may seem withdrawn or upset, or even exhibit unusual behaviors attributed to dementia, such as rocking or biting. There are numerous examples of emotional abuse in nursing homes, such as intimidating, insulting, or humiliating a resident, isolating a person from his or her friends or activities, and giving a person the “silent treatment.”

Get Immediate Help: Contact Our Kingston Elder Abuse Lawyers

Discovering your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse is a devastating realization. The personal injury lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP can help you through this difficult time, working to ensure all responsible parties are held liable for their actions.

Contact us online or call (845) 251-4545 for a free initial consultation with our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys in Kingston.


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