In New Jersey, elder laws provide senior patients with the Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights. Under the federal laws, nursing home administrators must protect the rights of the patients as outlined in the regulations. A local attorney helps families when their senior’s rights are violated.
The Right to Medical Care
Under federal laws, all nursing home patients have the right to medical care. The patients have the right to identify the doctor who they prefer to provide their medical care. The nursing home residents also retain the right to refuse medical care from any doctor who visits the facility. Any violation of the patient’s right to or right to refuse care could lead to penalties against the facility and its administrator.
Freedom from Abuse and the Use of Restraints
All patients in a nursing home have the right to protection against abuse and the use of restraints. Any instance …