A Long Island Nursing Home Has Been Sued by the Attorney General for Fraud and Neglect Of Its Residents

It is often a difficult decision when family members decide to send their loved ones to nursing homes. The decision is usually due to limited availability and lack of medical knowledge. It is unfortunate when nursing home residents become a nightmare for residents.

The Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Fulton Commons Care Centers, located in East Meadow, New York, for fraud and neglect of its residents. The Attorney General states the owners and related parties of the nursing home fraudulently used the state Medicaid program for their own benefit. The fraudulent activity resulted in insufficient staffing, resident abuse, neglect and maltreatment.

For approximately three years, less than half the money was used for resident care. More specifically, Fulton Commons received $105.8 million and only $47.8 million that was designated from Medicare and Medicaid was used for resident care. Instead of caring for the residents, Fulton Commons fraudulently used the funds to give excessive payments to its family members and affiliated companies.

The alleged neglect and abuse include:

  • Unanswered calls and cries for help
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Failure to provide basic bodily, dental or nutritional management
  • Missed medication
  • Residents sat in soiled briefs for prolonged periods of time
  • Failure or delay testing of residents for COVID

The attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully represented nursing home residents against Nursing Homes and are investigating this matter. If you or your family member or someone you know has complaints about an unsafe nursing home, now is the time to tell the story.