Nursing Home Residents' Rights

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is very important to know your loved one's rights so you will know if abuse or neglect is happening that violates those rights. That way you can work to put a stop to it and ensure your loved one's safety and well-being.

Nursing home residents' rights are defined by the state and at the federal level by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In general, these rights state that the elderly should be treated with dignity and respect.

If your loved one's rights were violated while residing in a nursing home, contact the Savannah nursing home abuse attorneys at The Nye Law Group. We will thoughtfully review your claim and if possible, pursue compensation for the damages your loved one suffered.

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Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to provide all residents with a list of their nursing home residents' rights when they first check into the facility. Some of the many rights afforded to nursing home residents include:

  • Freedom from any kind of abuse, whether physical, verbal or mental.
  • The right to have a written summary of services and fees prior to moving into the facility.
  • The right to be advised of the behavior expected of residents while they are staying at the nursing home.
  • The right to privacy, including the right to own and use personal property provided that it does not harm others.
  • The right to independently oversee their finances or to designate someone else they trust to manage their finances.
  • The right to privacy regarding medical treatment and personal care.
  • Freedom to refuse medical treatment.
  • The right to be informed verbally or in writing about their health issues, medications and treatments.
  • The right to set their own schedule, including when they wake up and go to sleep and what activities they would like to participate in.
  • Freedom from physical or chemical restraints for the convenience of nursing home staff.
  • The right to have visitors, including family and friends and those providing healthcare, legal or social services.
  • The right to choose their doctor and pharmacist.
  • The right to participate in social and other activities at the facility.
  • The right to make private phone calls and send personal mail without it being censored by others.
  • The right to present grievances about their care without fear of suffering some form of retaliation.
  • The right to be provided 30-days written notice if they are being transferred or relocated from the facility.
  • Freedom from transfer or discharge unless it is for medical reasons, failure to pay expenses or for the safety of other residents.
  • The right to be in an environment that is comfortable and allows them to be as independent as possible.

If you are concerned that your loved one's nursing home residents' rights have been violated, contact The Nye Law Group's nursing home abuse attorneys to see if you can pursue a claim. We offer a completely free consultation to learn your legal options.

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The prevalence of nursing home abuse is truly shocking when you consider how vulnerable the victims are. Unfortunately, abuse continues to happen and is a major concern for families who have loved ones living at nursing homes.

If your loved one was abused at a nursing facility, you need experienced representation from a Savannah nursing home abuse attorney. We know how to uncover abuse and how to prove that staff members and others are liable.

We will review your claim for free and work tirelessly to pursue all of the compensation you and your loved one are entitled.

Contact the skilled attorneys at The Nye Law Group today by calling 855-856-4212.


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We are committed to fighting for justice and compensation for injury victims who have suffered because of another’s negligence in auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and many other situations.

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