You may be wondering what your loved one's rights are concerning the use of restraints in a nursing home. If you believe that injuries your loved one received was caused by restraints or some other form of nursing home abuse in Kentucky, then compensation may be available. You will need to consult with a Kentucky nursing home abuse law firm.
According to state and federal laws, nursing homes are not allowed to use restraints on a resident unless they are medically needed. In this case they would need authorization from a physician and permission from either the resident and/or a representative of the resident.
Federal law applies only to Medicaid and Medicare facilities; however, most nursing homes are certified by them. Even if the facility is not, your loved one still has rights.
Residents of a nursing home have the right to refuse treatment, which includes the use of restraints. If their rights are violated and they are injured, then you may have the legal means to pursue a claim against the nursing home facility.
Using restraints on a resident could be considered a form of nursing home abuse in Kentucky. When your loved one has been injured by a caregiver or nursing home facility, then you will want to learn what legal options are available by consulting with a Kentucky nursing home abuse law firm.
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.