When you live in a nursing home you have rights.

Imagine what it feels like to be in a situation where you have no control over what, when and how you get to do things. When I think of losing freedom I think of prison. But more commonly for most of us this happens if you are hospitalized—or if you find yourself in a nursing home.

Provider Guidance–Nursing Homes: It’s the Care, Not the Flare

Last week was quite a week. I attended the Illinois Department on Aging, Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference, and I viewed a Frontline and ProPublica PBS exposé on Assisted Living. Presentations at the conference and the Frontline program were harsh reminders of the bad things that can happen to residents in nursing homes and assisted […]

Nursing Home Rights

Did you know that if you or your family member is in a nursing home you have rights? The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act sets forth the basic rights for nursing home residents. Basic resident rights include the right to be treated with respect, participate in activities, to not be subjected to discrimination, abuse and neglect […]