Having Trouble with Your Nursing Home? Learn Common Problems & How to Resolve Them

Having Trouble with Your Nursing Home? Learn Common Problems & How to Resolve Them

Can a nursing home deny needed therapy services? Evict a resident for being “difficult”? Limit family members and friends to specified “visiting hours”?

These are all good questions and unfortunately point to many common nursing home practices that are, in fact, illegal. In order to receive the best possible quality of care, a resident or resident’s family member should be familiar with the protections of the federal Nursing Home Reform Law, and understand how to use the law effectively. That’s why Justice in Aging wrote this resourceful guide, “20 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them“. Please review and pass on to others who will benefit from this knowledge.

Also, join our free webinar with Justice in Aging on this topic on Thursday June 23, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.