Nursing home facilities must care for their residents in such a manner and in such an environment as will promote the quality of life of each resident, and must provide services or activities to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well being of each resident in accordance with the written plan of care which describes the needs of the resident and how those needs will be met. The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act and associated Federal Regulations sets the standards of care for nursing facility residents. Your loved one is entitled to certain standards of care that facilities must meet including, but not limited to:
- Accidents—including fall prevention through proper care, supervision and equipment
- Abuse and Neglect
- Medication errors
- Infection control
- Medical care or the lack of care
- Unnecessary drugs
- Nursing care or the lack of care
- Ulcer prevention
- Nutrition and dietary services
- Feeding tubes
If you have an elderly family member in a nursing home, assisted living facility, personal care home or hospital, that has been subjected to abuse or neglect for any reason, Mann & Maximon would be happy to discuss the matter with you to determine if there is a case for a nursing home lawsuit. The elderly have rights and those rights must be respected no matter how old the person.
Please call us at 303-991-2233 for a free consultation if you believe that there has been abuse or neglect of your loved one.