Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident

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NYC Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

If you are a resident of a nursing home or you have a family member that is a resident, it is important to know that they have certain rights in New York State that must be respected.  NYC Nursing Home Neglect Attorney, Wittenstein & Wittenstein can help you if a facility is not providing proper care.

Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident in New York State:

  • dignity, respect, and a comfortable living environment

  • quality of care and treatment without discrimination

  • freedom of choice to make your own, independent decisions

  • be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home

  • the safeguard of your property and money

  • appeal a transfer or discharge with the New York State Department of Health

  • privacy in communications

  • choose your own schedule, activities and other preferences that are important to you

  • receive visitors of your choosing at the time of your choosing

  • an easy-to-use and responsive complaint procedure

  • be free from abuse including verbal, sexual, mental and physical abuse

  • be free from restraints

  • exercise all of your rights without fear of reprisals

Source:  New York State Department of Health

You have a right to visit and inspect a facility and to advocate on your own, or with the help of a NYC Nursing Home Neglect Attorney for appropriate care for yourself or your loved ones.  You cannot be discriminated against because your fees are being paid by Medicaid or any other source.  There are other facilities you can move to if your placement is not appropriate.  There are many options, don’t feel stuck!

NYC Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

If you have any questions about your rights as a nursing home resident, please feel free to call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114.  We will patiently discuss your concerns and options, and consider whether you may have an actionable case against a nursing home.  No need to suffer alone, call us for help, we won’t charge you unless we collect money for you.

2018-07-07T14:02:43+00:00By |0 Comments

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