Legal Rights of Nursing Home Residents

If you are faced with the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, the more information you gather before they move into the facility, the better you will feel about your decision. It is very important for nursing home residents and their families to know that they have certain rights and protections under the law. Upon admission to the facility, the nursing home must give a copy of this list of rights to the resident and their family. Below is a list of resident rights:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before admission to the facility.
  • The right to manage your own money or to choose someone you trust to do this for you.
  • The right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn’t interfere with the rights, health and safety of others.
  • The right to be informed about your medical condition, medications and to see your own doctor. You also have the right to refuse medication and treatment.
  • The right to have a choice as to your schedule, i.e., getting up and going to sleep, your activities and other preferences that are important to you.
  • The right to an environment that maximizes your comfort and provides you with assistance so that you are able to be as independent as possible.

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected, or their rights have been ignored or violated, call the attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY. We have been providing the highest quality legal representation to our clients since 1972. We are committed to providing you with personalized service and unsurpassed legal representation while preserving your dignity and privacy. You will have your own dedicated legal team, led by an experienced attorney, that will have the necessary experience and knowledge to meet the unique needs of your case. We will only charge a legal fee if we are successful in winning compensation for your claims.

If you or a loved one is seriously injured due to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, we will help you get justice. We will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you need and deserve.Call 1-877-504-5562 or email at [email protected]

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP