CELJ in the News

February 24, 2022: WBFO, “Nursing homes helped bring down Cuomo. How has Hochul handled them?”

February 17, 2022: WGRZ Channel 2, “Hospital’s new COVID support group: ‘It can change lives’ patient says”

February 14, 2022: Syracuse Post-Standard, “Weekends are a nursing home danger zone. A Syracuse home’s staffing is among NY’s worst”

January 31, 2022: Syracuse Post-Standard, “Syracuse nursing home slammed for medication mix-up that lands resident in emergency room”

January 14, 2022: Harlem World Magazine, “Money, Not Study for Nursing Home Oversight; Advocates Urge $20 Million In State Budget for Ombudsman Program”

December 22, 2021: WBFO, “‘Back to where we were’: Nursing home visitation restrictions lifted in time for holidays but also amid Omicron surge”

December 8, 2021: WBFO, “New York’s safe staffing law, profit cap to take effect Jan. 1, but not without a fight from nursing homes”

November 22, 2021: NY Focus: “As Utility Shutoff Freeze Nears End, New Yorkers in Debt Fear Shutoffs”

November 10, 2021: WBFO, “BE SAFE wins $1 million grant to aid seniors, people with disabilities victimized by domestic abuse”

October 26, 2021: WIVB Channel 4, “Niagara County gets a federal grant to combat elder abuse”

October 26, 2021: WGRZ Channel 2, “The Center for Elder Law & Justice awarded grant to end elder abuse in Niagara County”

September 15, 2021: WIVB Channel 4, “Attorney for senior citizens urges Western NY’ers to protect elderly from financial predators”

September 2, 2021: NY Focus, “Why Isn’t New York Offering Paper Applications for COVID Rent Relief?”

August 19, 2021: Olean Times Herald, “Borrello hosts fraud prevention clinics for seniors”

August 3, 2021: Genesee Sun, “Senator Borrello Hosts Fraud Prevention Events for Seniors in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties”

June 17, 2021: WBFO, “‘It’s about time’: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marks year of attention on older adults”

June 17, 2021: Jamestown Post-Journal, “World Elder Abuse Day Press Conference Held”

June 17, 2021: Springville Journal, “Senator Gallivan marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day”

May 14, 2021: WBFO, “Nursing homes say “safe staffing” bill will hurt them. Resident advocates say it didn’t go far enough”

May 12, 2021: Food & Water Watch, “New York’s Utility Shut-off Moratorium Extended”

May 10, 2021: Syracuse Post-Standard, “Left on her own in notorious Syracuse nursing home, elderly woman dies horrible death”

May 4, 2021: Spectrum News Rochester, “AARP on nursing home staffing bill: ‘it misses the mark'”

May 3, 2021: Buffalo News, “Array of organizations share $2 million from Wilson Foundation”

April 2, 2021: Buffalo News, “What New York’s new marijuana law means for those with prior pot convictions”

March 31, 2021: Environmental Advocates NY, “State Legislature Passes Bill to Extend Utility Shut-off Moratorium”

March 11, 2021: Syracuse Post-Standard, “More horrors revealed at one of NY’s worst nursing homes. Is it time to shut it down?”

February 23, 2021: WBFO, “Green House homes called ‘promising model’ for nursing home reinvention. But are they replicable?”

January 29, 2021: WGRZ Channel 2, Town Hall Discussion on Report on Nursing Homes & Covid-19

January 21, 2021: Food & Water Watch, “Social Justice, Environmental Organizations Applaud Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Ban Water Shutoffs During States of Emergency”

January 19, 2021: Buffalo News, “Advocates call nursing homes a ‘failed’ business model”

January 4, 2021: Buffalo News, “These nursing homes kept Covid-19 out for 7 months. Here’s what caregivers learned”

December 23, 2020: WBFO, “‘The light at the end of the tunnel’: NY nursing homes begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine”

December 4, 2020: WBFO, “Joe Biden will be the oldest-ever U.S. president. What will he do for older adults?”

December 3, 2020: Buffalo News, “It’s distressing, but it’s not surprising – as Covid-19 batters nursing homes again”

November 25, 2020: Buffalo Business First, “In battle against incessant robocalls, legal help does exist”

November 6, 2020: Buffalo News, “Covid-19 outbreak slowing at Williamsville nursing home, but 8 have died”

October 20, 2020: WXXI, “Nursing homes have relied on lawns and patios for visits. What will happen as weather grows colder?”

October 12, 2020: WBFO, “Will New York follow New Jersey in raising nursing home wages, capping how much nursing homes can profit?”

September 24, 2020: Modern Healthcare, “Inspections found nursing home lapses as Covid-19 raged”

August 19, 2020: Buffalo News, “Even with ban lifted, many nursing home residents are unable to see family”

August 13, 2020: Buffalo News, “Understaffing plagued New York nursing homes long before Covid-19”

August 10, 2020: Buffalo News, “Tonawanda nursing home worker tells lawmakers of Covid-19 protective gear shortage”

August 5, 2020: Spectrum News, “Here’s what lawmakers can do to protect nursing home patients”

July 31, 2020: WBFO, “Lack of planning, or overly strict rules? Fewer than 1 in 5 NY nursing homes are open to visitors”

July 17, 2020: Buffalo News, “5,000 nursing home investigations delayed, thanks to Covid-19”

July 10, 2020: Niagara Frontier Publications, “Elder Law Day 2020: Summer webinar series to begin July 15”

July 4, 2020: The Seattle Times, “Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes”

June 9, 2020: Niagara Frontier Publications, “Virtual activities planned for World Elder Abuse Awareness”

June 3, 2020: KenTon Bee, “Spindle: Remote counsel”

June 1, 2020: Buffalo News, “Cuomo administration won’t say when nursing home visits will resume”

May 30, 2020: Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, “Free legal assistance during the pandemic”

May 30, 2020: Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, “Community Response Fund Distributes $1 million in New York”

May 28, 2020: Food and Water Watch, “New York Legislature Bans Water Shutoffs during COVID-19”

May 26, 2020: Clarence Bee, “Spindle: Kinship – Special Education Advocacy”

May 26, 2020: Buffalo News, “Covid-19 brutal on long-term care facilities; nationwide, it’s worse”

May 24, 2020: Buffalo News, “Even before Covid-19, infection control was an issue at area nursing homes”

May 23, 2020: Buffalo News, “Civil legal services are essential to Covid recovery”

May 20, 2020: Courthouse News, “Drop in vaccinations raises alarm in virus-consumed NYC”

May 17, 2020: Riverdale Press, “Nursing homes: Numbers don’t tell the whole story”

May 13, 2020: Spectrum News, “WNY Elder Law Advocate on New Nursing Home Rules” 

May 12, 2020: Cheddar TV, “Helping Residents and Workers at Nursing Homes Protect Themselves Against Coronavirus”

May 7, 2020: Buffalo News, “New York doesn’t count nursing home workers infected by Covid-19” 

May 6, 2020: WBFO, “WNY has at least 150 deaths across 24 facilities, but death toll may be even higher”

May 6, 2020: WBEN, “Is vaccine needed for nursing homes to reopen?”

May 6, 2020: WBEN, “Attorney Lindsay Heckler of Center for Elder Law & Justice on reopening of nursing homes”

May 4, 2020: USA Today, “‘It makes no sense:’ Feds consider relaxing infection control in US nursing homes”

May 4, 2020: The Hill, “Fed rule would roll back infection control requirements at nursing homes”

May 4, 2020: The Daily Beast, “Feds mull rolling back infection control requirements at nursing homes”

May 4, 2020: Raw Story Investigates, “Federal government wants to roll back infection control requirements in nursing homes as coronavirus rages: report”

April 24, 2020: Buffalo News, “Legal help for all ages available from elder law center”

April 19, 2020: Buffalo News, “At nursing homes, covid-19 deaths but little public data”

April 17, 2020: WKBW, “Son says he wasn’t notified of mother’s death”

April 17, 2020: Courthouse News, “Cuomo rips into Trump: pass bucks, not the buck”

April 15, 2020: “Poloncarz: Nursing home residents account for closer to one third of Erie County’s COVID-19 deaths”

*List does not include items prior to April 15.


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