How can I recognize nursing home negligence?
Nursing home negligence is something that family members should look out for if they have a loved one staying in the nursing home. Unfortunately, abuse can happen in nursing homes. Some common forms of abuse include physical abuse through hitting, bed sores or ulcers from neglect, sexual assault and more. If you believe your loved one has been suffering in a nursing home, you have the right to pursue a lawsuit. These residents still have rights while living in this new environment. They should be protected. Family members can visit regularly to ensure the health and safety of their loved ones.
What rights do individuals in a nursing home have?
The Nursing Home Reform Act was passed by the federal government to set guidelines that each facility must abide by to be considered legal. This act was passed to protect the quality of life for elders that enter into the care of a nursing home’s staff. Certain procedures are outlined to ensure that elders are treated properly and with the respect they deserve. Individuals in nursing homes have rights that cannot be impeded upon. These facilities have to uphold the law by ensuring a safe environment for these residents.
Certain services are required to be provided by the nursing home due to the act passed by the government. These services include periodic assessments for each client, a care plan, nursing, dietary, social, pharmaceutical and rehabilitation services. All of these guidelines protect the rights of your family members that may be living in one of these homes. They can make sure that they are given the proper care to maintain their lifestyle and health. When individuals enter a nursing home as a place of residence, individuals should be given an explanation of what to expect while they are living there. They should be informed of their rights before they begin their habitation in this new environment. Services and fees should be in writing. Although these residents are now living in a nursing home, they still have a right to their own privacy. This includes keeping their own personal belongings, being informed of any conditions they may have and being able to deny any treatment.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.