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.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.