Learn how our lawyers can help if your loved one was harmed because a nursing home failed to develop or follow a care plan.
A federal law, the Nursing Home Reform Act, requires nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding to develop and follow a comprehensive care plan for each resident they admit. A care plan is a document which describes in detail the particular needs of each resident and the measures that are to be used by the home to meet those needs and fully care for the resident. Among other things, they are intended to prevent abuse and neglect of residents.
A care plan must address such matters as dietary requirements, feeding assistance, medications, assistance with daily functions and more. If particular professional care providers are required, they are identified.
Care plans must be altered over time as circumstances warrant, and all interested parties should be involved in this process.
Family members of a resident are entitled to have access to their loved one’s care plan. They should read it and play an active role in insuring that it is being followed.
Failure to Follow a Care Plan
Nursing homes do not always follow care plans as they are required to do. When this occurs, serious injuries or death may result.
If you believe your family member’s care plan is not being followed, please feel free to contact us. We can help you. Nursing home abuse and neglect should never be tolerated.
Our Lawyers Can Help You
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We provide professional attorney services for these types of abuse and neglect, among others:
- Pressure Ulcers
- Fall Injuries
- Hip and Other Bone Fractures
- Dehydration and Water Deprivation
- Medication Errors and Chemical Restraints
- Sepsis/Septic Shock
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Failure to Develop or Follow Care Plans
- Feeding Tube Injuries
- Physical Abuse by Staff or Others
- Sexual Assault by Staff or Others
- Suspicious or Unexplained Injuries or Death
- Wandering Off (Elopement)