New York, NY (PRWEB) February 23, 2009
New York Safety Net (http://www.nysafetynet.com), a website of information and resources for the citizens of New York, has released a new program in its series "Spotlight on Aging and the Elderly" that addresses current issues for those interested in the well-being and rights of the elderly.
The program features two interviews and an excerpt from a recent talk given at the New York State Bar Association by attorney Deborah Truhowsky. The first interview features a segment from Debbie Warburton, the Program Director for New York City's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Ms. Warburton discusses the potential distress and upset for seniors that may occur in the near future as broadcast television converts from analog to digital signals. Many seniors in nursing homes have televisions that rely on analog signals that could stop working when the new broadcast standards take effect.
The second interview features Cynthia Rudder, Director of Special Projects for the Long Term Care Community Coalition in New York. Ms. Rudder discusses potential legislation that could provide positive motivation for nursing homes and long-term care facilities to improve the quality of services provided to residents.
The segment from the talk given by Ms. Truhowsky covers the rights that elder residents have in nursing homes. Ms. Truhowsky provides information to family members and caregivers concerned about the possible neglect or abuse of residents of nursing facilities. Ms. Truhowsky is a Partner at the Law Firm Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C. in New York.
The audio program is available on New York Safety Net's website at http://www.nysafetynet.com. Ms. Truhowsky's segment is also available as a video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykhnNYHiEf4.
New York Safety Net is sponsored by the law firm Schwartzapfel, Truhowsky, Marcus P.C.
Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C. is a law firm with a dedicated nursing home neglect practice. The firm recognizes that the neglect or mistreatment of the elderly and disabled is a fundamental violation of the resident's rights. You can learn more about nursing home neglect at http://www.fightingforyou.com.