It requires a great deal of trust to become a resident of a nursing home or to have a loved one placed in a nursing home. In far too many cases, nursing homes do not live up to this trust they have been given.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death as a result of poor or negligent nursing home care, contact the law offices of Dreyer Boyajian LLP. Our Albany, New York, lawyers are skilled and experienced in helping clients who have suffered injuries as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse. We can help you get the recovery you need and deserve. To set up a confidential consultation, contact our offices or call us toll free at 866-292-1582.
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Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident
Nursing homes receiving federal funds must comply with federal laws that specify that residents receive high quality care. In response to reports of widespread nursing home neglect and abuse in the 1980s, Congress passed the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act, which requires a nursing home 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..."
Among other requirements, the Code of Federal Regulations requires nursing homes to provide appropriate treatment and services. Nursing homes are required to ensure:
- Adequate supervision
- Body-weight maintenance
- Adherence to dietary and nutritional standards
- Adequate protein and liquid intake for hydration and health
- Assistive devices for accident prevention
Protecting You in the Aftermath of Nursing Home Neglect
Our attorneys aggressively protect the rights of anyone who has suffered injury as a resident of a nursing home, handling cases involving:
- Decubitus ulcers (bedsores)
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Failures in supervision
- The improper use of restraints
If a loved one or someone close to you has suffered injury or death while in the care of a nursing home facility, the upstate New York nursing home regulations attorneys at Dreyer Boyajian LLP, can help. Contact us or call our offices at toll free 866-292-1582 to schedule a confidential consultation.