Rights of Florida Nursing Home Residents
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is one that isn’t made lightly. You’ve probably weighed all of the benefits against the risks and costs, and ultimately, if you decided that a nursing home was the best place to care for your elderly family member, you had good reason to believe that.
Unfortunately, you can’t anticipate every bad thing that could happen in this world. There was no way for you to predict that your loved one would suffer abuse. Nursing home abuse is a serious issue and one that needs to be addressed right away if you hope to prevent others’ loved ones from being hurt.
Additionally, you can sue for any harm that your elderly family member experienced at the hands of a negligent nursing home. Learn more about the rights of Florida nursing home residents.
Rights of Vulnerable Adults in a Nursing Home Setting
In addition to the basic human rights we all share, there are many rights that the elderly under the care of a nursing home have. These include the following:
- The right to be treated with respect and dignity.
- The right to be informed of services and associated costs before entering a nursing home.
- The right to a homelike environment meant to provide comfort and assistance, which allows the resident to be as independent as possible.
- The right to privacy, and to use and keep belongings so long as it doesn’t interfere with the resident’s health or safety, or the health or safety of others.
- The right to be informed of any medical conditions and medications. The right to refuse medical treatment.
- The right to manage the resident’s own money or to choose someone the resident trusts to manage it for them.
- The right to choose a schedule.
Get Legal Help from a Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Understanding the rights of Florida nursing home residents can help you know whether those rights have been violated. If something has happened to your loved one within the setting of a caregiving facility, you can seek damages and justice on behalf of your wronged family member.
Filing a nursing home abuse claim with the help of an attorney from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo is a smart idea. Don’t allow others to be harmed because of nursing home abuse. You can stand up for the vulnerable adults that can’t defend themselves. Call 561-659-6366 or enter your information into the contact form below.