Whether due to age or health conditions, nursing home patients can be extremely vulnerable. Their loved ones make the decision to move them into nursing facilities to give them the best care possible when they’re no longer capable of living independently. And while most nursing homes provide excellent care, some are understaffed or underbudgeted—and that can lead to poor treatment of residents, including abuse and neglect.
Virginia protects nursing home patients by granting them a bill of rights. All nursing home patients and their families should receive a copy of those rights when they arrive at the facility. Those rights include:
- The right to expect to be cared for in a way that enhances quality of life.
- The right to be informed about services and fees in writing.
- The right to manage one’s own money or to decide who will manage one’s finances.
- The right to be informed of health status, medical care options, and medication.
- The right to refuse any care or treatment.
- The right to privacy and to keep personal property and belongings.
When a Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyer looks into cases of suspected nursing home abuse or neglect, they’ll collect evidence to help us determine if and when patients’ rights were violated. Once we’ve established proof, we work hard to help victims and their loved ones get maximum compensation.
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, don’t wait to get your loved one the help they deserve. Call today for a free consultation.