Nursing home administrators and staff members are supposed to take good care of their residents. Not only do residents and their families pay large amounts of money every month to ensure they’re well taken care of, but nursing home residents are also granted many rights via state law in Virginia.
The rights that nursing home residents are granted in Virginia are extensive, and they must be known and followed at all times by nursing home administrators and staff members. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.
When nursing home residents’ rights are disregarded or violated, their quality of life and health can suffer, and they and their loved ones may be eligible to file nursing home abuse or neglect claims. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia nursing home abuse attorneys use Virginia Code 32.1-138 to help build many of the claims we handle for our nursing home abuse clients.
Some of the most important rights that nursing home residents are granted are:
- The right to be fully informed of medical treatments and the right to participate in the planning of their medical treatment
- The right to voice grievances against nursing home facility staff
- The right to manage personal financial affairs
- The right to freedom from mental and physical abuse, as well as physical restraints unless authorized in writing by a physician for limited period of time and for a specific purpose
These are just a few of the rights that residents are granted in Virginia. If you suspect that your loved one’s rights were violated, we want to hear from you. Contact us today for a free consultation.