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Nursing Home Residents Have Rights.

Nov 15, 2017 | Nursing Home Abuse

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Whether due to age or other conditions, nursing home residents often have physical or mental disabilities that make it difficult or impossible for them to take care of themselves and live independently.

Residents and their loved ones trust the staff members at their nursing home facilities to provide them with excellent care, but that doesn’t always happen. In fact, sometimes nursing homes can be abusive and neglectful environments, which puts residents at risk of developing serious or even fatal injuries and illnesses.

The Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers Stewart & Stewart are dedicated to protecting and upholding the rights of all nursing home residents throughout the state. It’s our goal to help abused or neglected residents and their families get maximum compensation when their rights are violated. The state’s Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights includes rights such as:

  • The right to be informed of policies and procedures
  • The right to choose physicians and pharmacies
  • The right to know about their own medical conditions and treatments
  • The right to participate in the planning of their own medical care
  • The right to be free from restraints unless there’s threat of injury

Those are just a few of the rights that all nursing home residents are guaranteed in Indiana. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us today. We’re here to help, and our consultations are free.

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