Whether you live in a nursing home or you have a loved one in a nursing home, there are many legal rights in place to protect you or your relative. In fact, pretty much every part of nursing home life is covered by the law, including moves. From the minute you start the admission process to the last part of your discharge, the law is here to protect you. Additionally, if you need or want to be transferred to another care facility, you have rights around that, too. As members of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA), our nursing home patient advocates can educate and protect you in the following areas:
- Reason for transfer/discharge
- Documentation for transfer/discharge
- Proper notice before transfer/discharge
- Orientation for transfer/discharge
- Admission policies
If you aren’t familiar with all of your rights, you aren’t alone. Many people don’t know their rights at all. Additionally, the complexity of real-life situations can make it difficult to identify when a right has been violated, and that can happen at even the best nursing homes. That’s why we do what we do! Guardians of Care, LLC has more than 24 years of experience with the legal side of nursing home care, and we’re on a mission to protect you by being your nursing home advocates. Through education, interviews, and observation, we’re able to effectively support nursing home residents and make sure they are getting the care they deserve. Contact us today to start a conversation.