If you are a resident in a nursing home or you have a loved one who is a resident in a nursing home, then you need to be aware of the rights to which nursing home residents are entitled. There are a lot of rights that you receive as a nursing home resident for your protection. Let’s look at the most important five.
The first right is the right to respect. Staff should always respect you and your wishes. You should not be forced into anything. You should have control of your own schedule and control over what you choose to do with your day. If you aren’t getting this, then you need to file a complaint.
The next right is the right to freedom from nursing home abuse or neglect. If you are ever in a situation in which you feel physically, mentally, sexually, or verbally abused, speak up. It is your right. If you are not receiving adequate care, such as regular meals and hygiene practices, speak up.
The next right is the right to file a complaint. You should be able to tell the nursing home administration when you have a problem or complaint without being afraid of retaliation. You should never feel like you are unable to speak up because you fear adverse action will be taken.
The most important right that you have is the right to receive proper medical care. You should feel well taken care of in your nursing home. You should feel well-informed about any medical issues. You should not feel confused or out of the loop about what’s happening with your medical decisions at all. If you are residing in a home that is not respecting your rights, that’s a red flag, and you should speak to our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers in Chicago. Watch the video to learn more.
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