Nursing home residents are protected by Federal and Kentucky statutes when they enter into a care facility. It’s important to be aware of your rights, or the rights of an elderly loved one, to prevent nursing home negligence. A nursing home neglect attorney can help assess your case.
Every nursing home resident in Kentucky has a right to:
- Within the first 14 days, the facility must complete a comprehensive assessment which will evaluate your physical and mental condition, and your ability to perform daily tasks like eating, dressing, bathing, and communicating;
- 7 days after this assessment, the nursing home must facilitate a care plan conference, whereby an individualized care plan is outlined by the home’s staff, and includes how the staff will assist you in your daily needs. The resident and a family member are encouraged to take part in the development;
- Have your individual needs and preferences accommodated;
- Dignity and self-determination, as well as communication with people inside and outside the facility;
- Manage your own finances;
- The choice to self-administer medications;
- Freedom from verbal, sexual, physical, and mental abuse;
- Your choice of personal physician and being fully informed of your treatment, as well as the right to refuse treatment;
- Personal privacy in accommodations, medical care, communications, and your medical records must be kept confidential; and
- When exercising these rights, you’re not to be interfered with, coerced, discriminated against, or suffer any penalties from staff members.
Call a Louisville Nursing Home Neglect Attorney for Help
Based in Louisville, Kentucky the Gray & White law firm specializes in cases of nursing home neglect. If you suspect the mistreatment of your loved one in a nursing home facility, don’t delay. Call 502-210-8942 today for a free consultation.