Federal and Pennsylvania law grant nursing home residents many valuable, important rights. Family members and friends of residents must remain watchful for action or conduct by a nursing home that violates these rights that are essential to maintaining a higher quality of life.
These rights are primarily derived from the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 (federal) and the Health Care Facilities Act of 1979 (Pennsylvania). They include rights related to physical treatment.
Rights regarding physical treatment include:
Unacceptable staff practices regarding the physical treatment of residents include:
Nursing home residents have substantial rights that must never be ignored by nursing home faciltiy staff, but must also never be ignored by family members and friends. It is the latter’s vigilance that ensures the rights of loved ones are respected allowing them to live with dignity and quality of life.
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