Nursing Home Residents

MFJ Report: Nursing Home Residents Are Often Illegally Confined

A report released today by Mobilization for Justice details how nursing homes’ restrictive day pass policies violate residents’ rights to community integration. It describes the barriers nursing home residents face when they attempt to leave the home to visit family or friends, go to religious services, shop, or simply sit outside in the fresh air. …

MFY: Nursing Homes are Failing NYS Residents

In an article in City and State New York, MFY attorney Nahid Sorooshyari explains how the state’s failure to properly administer the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion waiver program traps hundreds of seniors and people with disabilities in nursing homes who are capable of living independently in the community with appropriate supports.

Trapped in Nursing Homes, People with Disabilities File Class Action Lawsuit Charging Violation of Constitutional Rights

Four people with disabilities filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the New York State Department of Health (DOH), DOH Commissioner Howard Zucker, and Visiting Nurse Association Health Care, Inc. to challenge the illegal administration of a program that was designed, but failed, to facilitate the plaintiffs’ transition from nursing homes to their …

MFY Launches Advocacy Project for Nursing Home Residents

MFY Legal Services launched the Nursing Home Residents’ Project to provide advice and advocacy for nursing home residents and their families. The Project will represent nursing home residents whoa re facing abuse and neglect, civil rights violations, improper discharge planning, and unfair consumer practices. MFY Launches New Project for Nursing Home Residents