- Nursing Home Residents Have Rights with Martin Solomon, Esq. Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP 49:31
What are resident’s rights? All nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under Federal and state law, the purpose of which is to ensure they provide necessary and needed care and services. The law requires that nursing homes “promote and protect the rights of each resident”, stressing individual dignity and self-determination. In addition, there are many states that also include residents’ rights in their state laws or regulations.
October is an important month for Nursing Home Residents….it is Resident Rights Month.
So what are residents rights in a nursing home?
Prior to or upon the time of admission, the nursing home must tell you about these rights and explain them in writing in a language you understand. A resident or the resident’s representative must acknowledge that these rights were explained, received and understood in writing.
Litigating and winning cases throughout Arizona, Martin J. Solomon is an expert in this area. He’s worked with thousands of families and has seen the upside and downsides of care situations.
In this episode, Martin Solomon lays out what families and loved ones need to know from the time of hospitalization up to and including the nursing home stay.
From hospitalization to the nursing home stay, family advocacy is critical to ensuring adequate care. The truth is, even in the best of circumstances, this is not always successful.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home, is the nursing home acknowledge, celebrate or inform residents that October as Residents Rights Month? If not, feel free to contact the Administrator, social worker, or other important nursing home personnel and insist they inform residents and their families about nursing home resident rights month and inform them what those rights are.