Under Federal law nursing home residents are entitled to:
-Proper care and being informed of their medical condition as well as knowing the drugs they have been prescribed. A nursing home resident can also see their own physician.
-They are not allowed to experience abuse and neglect. They must be monitored so they do not become dehydrated or malnourished.
-Residents must be free from restraints unless they are medically required.
-They cannot be discriminated against because of color or religion.
What are the signs of nursing home neglect and abuse?
Some signs are fairly obvious such as broken bones, unexplained injuries, malnutrition, an unsanitary living environment, or unexpected death. Signs of depression or sudden changes in behavior may not be as obvious, but these are still signs of neglect and abuse.