1. 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.

Phyllis Ayman Ambassador for Conscious Aging Life Management and #1 WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author, Podcaster

Phyllis Ayman is the Ambassador for Conscious Aging Life Management, and founder of Mindful Longevity Solutions. She coaches individuals to develop their Personalized Longevity or Wellness Care Plans so they can live as healthfully, happily ,and fulfilled as they possibly can. As an aging life careplanning coach and mediator, she guides families to make decisions and mediate challenging conversations around aging care issues. She conceived and owns the trademark IMpathy®, essentially the inner game of empathy, which the hallmark of her proprietary programs.

Ayman is a #1 WSJ and USA Today Best Selling author, featured speaker, panel moderator, trainer, advocate gerontological speech/language pathologist and dementia care specialist. She spent over 40,000 hours working with thousands of individuals and families in long term care. Her writings have been featured in Next Avenue, McKnight’s Long Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, and the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner Newsletters.