Alarmed that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) failed to protect residents of two nursing homes that were purchased, closed and then sold to luxury housing developers, MFY Legal Services, Inc. (MFY) filed suit in Supreme Court of New York County today challenging the DOH’s refusal to release documents related to its interactions […]
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.
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 supports New York State Assembly legislation to improve evacuation procedures for nursing homes and other facilities and offers suggestions to further improve safety for New Yorkers living in nursing homes, adult homes and similar facilities.
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