Nursing Home Regulations: What You Should Know

The federal government regulates nursing homes and assisted living facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid and sets the standards that these entities must meet.

The Nursing Home Reform Act requires facilities to "provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident in accordance with a written plan of care."

Understanding Protections For Nursing Home Residents

Some of those requirements include ensuring:

  • Sufficient nursing staff to meet the needs of all residents
  • A resident's ability to bathe, dress, groom, eat and communicate
  • Adequate medical treatment for each resident
  • Sufficient hydration and nutrition
  • Complete, accurate and easily accessible clinical records are kept and maintained for each resident

What To Do If You Suspect A Violation Of Any Of These

If your loved one begins exhibiting any of the above signs, talk to your loved one to gather information about your suspicions.

If your loved one cannot or does not say much but are still concerned that a facility is abusing your family member through neglect or other means, reach out to us. We can help.

Reaching Out To A Reputable, Trusted Lawyer

Robert Schock with Law Offices of Robert G. Schock has more than 50 years of experience protecting the rights of vulnerable individuals located all throughout Northern California who have been mistreated.

If you suspect abuse or neglect, reach out to our firm to find out what legal recourse options are available for your loved one.

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