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The Team to Call When You Suspect Nursing Home Neglect

If you are concerned that your loved one may be neglected or abused at a nursing home, you’re not alone. With the team at Muller Brazil in your corner, we’ll remain by your family’s side as we take the steps necessary to defend and protect the safety of your loved ones. Together, we’ll ensure your family is taken care of. If you believe your loved one has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect, you can take legal action against the nursing home.

We can help if you suspect:

  • Nursing home neglect
  • Nursing home abuse
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Identifying Nursing Home Neglect

The Residents’ Bill of Rights

The Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) of 1987 has created several provisions for the care of elders in nursing homes and long term care facilities including the Residents’ Bill of Rights. If you believe your elder’s Residents’ Rights may have been violated, the experts at Muller Brazil can provide you with counsel.

According to the Residents’ Bill of Rights, your loved ones are entitled to:

  • Freedom from abuse, mistreatment, neglect, and physical restraints
  • Privacy
  • Be treated with dignity
  • Exercise self-determination
  • Communicate freely
  • Accommodation of medical, physical, psychological and social needs
  • Participate in resident and family groups
  • Participate in the review of one’s care plan
  • Be fully informed in advance of any changes in care and treatment

Right to Dignity

Overt abuse and neglect may be the most obvious concerns that come to mind when you think of nursing home neglect. But did you know that both Pennsylvania and Federal law recognize a resident’s right to personal dignity? Personal dignity relates to an elder’s sense of worthiness. At the core, treating an elder with dignity means providing for the person’s physical needs through individualized care and respecting their identity and integrity.

Here are some ways that reputable nursing homes preserve an elder’s right to dignity:

  • Individualized care
  • Respecting a resident’s autonomy
  • Advocating for the patient
  • Sensitive listening

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the signs of nursing home neglect or abuse?
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