Violations of Resident's Rights
Problems in LA Nursing Homes
If you or a loved one are seeking residency in a nursing home it is important to know that you have certain rights that are protected and enforced in the state of California regarding all aspects of nursing home residency. Before choosing a nursing home and after your residency has begun you have the basic right to have legal advice on how to protect your resident's rights. Contact a Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer from our firm today as your first step to protecting your legal rights as a nursing home resident.
Information From a Los Angeles Elder Abuse Lawyer
Due to a recent surge in litigation regarding elder abuse in nursing homes, the Nursing Home Resident's Bill of Rights was adopted. Upon admission to a nursing facility you should be presented with this bill of rights and accordingly informed of all of your rights upon becoming a resident of that facility. The Nursing Home Resident's Bill of Rights includes:
- Basic Rights - Treatment with dignity and respect, quality care and treatment, right to have a relative or representative exercise your rights on your behalf.
- Admission Rights- Being i nformed of all rights in a language you can understand, informed of facility's rules and regulations including transfer and discharge, review all contracts, apply for Medi-Cal and Medicare and assistance in so doing, not to be required to have a co-signer.
- Visits, Privacy, Confidentiality - V isits with family and friends, meetings with legal, health and social services, privacy regarding visits, meetings, phone calls and mail, privacy during personal care and medical treatment, confidentiality with regard to personal and health records.
Other rights include the quality of life, the right to proper living accommodations and care, protection of your money and possessions, appropriate medical care and treatment, as well as freedom from restraint and abuse. The laws governing nursing homes and resident's rights are complex and specific but they have been put in place to protect the individual resident. If you have reason to believe that you or a loved one has had their resident's rights violated it is crucial to retain the services of an attorney who will aggressively advocate for you rights.
Residents Rights in Los Angeles Nursing Homes
Understanding your resident's rights and determining if they have been violated can be a complex and overwhelming process. The legal professionals at Norman Taylor & Associates, APLC have nearly 50 combined years of experience litigating and assisting clients with their legal concerns. Our team of compassionate, skilled and understanding legal counsel will take the time to get to know your unique case in order to bring you the results you deserve. We offer assistance in all areas of elder abuse law including lack of proper care,
lack of dignity and respect,
elder neglect and violations of resident's rights.