Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult. You expect that they will be treated with dignity and respect, their basic needs will be met, and their rights will be observed. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.
Nursing home abuse takes place in many forms and can sometimes be easy to miss, especially if your loved one feels threatened or at risk of retaliation if they speak out. It’s important that both you and your loved one know their rights as a nursing home resident, so that abuse is recognized and stopped as soon as it occurs.
Nursing home residents have the following rights:
- Right to privacy and confidentiality
- Right to manage personal finances
- Right to participate in social, religious, and community groups and activities
- Right to see visitors
- Right to be aware of services and charges
- Right to be informed about their care
The compromising of any of these rights may be a sign of nursing home abuse. If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, call an experienced Indianapolis nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. Stewart & Stewart will investigate the nature of the abuse and hold those accountable responsible. Call today for a free evaluation.