Having a loved one in a long-term care community (commonly called "nursing home") is difficult in the best of circumstances, but what happens when you have a problem with the care your loved one is receiving? Who can you turn to when you have questions? Have you ever been told:
No, we can't give your mom three baths a week; we are only required to give two baths a week. Or,
If you don't like the care your dad is getting, why don't you move him? Or,
What about getting a letter that says, "We can no longer meet your mom's needs; you have 30-days to find a new community for her.
If you, we're told any of the statements above, what was said was most likely a community's policy, not a regulation or law. Your loved ones' good news is that a community policy can NEVER violate a Residents' legal Rights!
Many families cannot find or afford an advocate to guide them in understanding what their loved one's rights are. Now, you can become your loved one's best advocate! This book contains a clear explanation of a long-term care resident's legal rights, including 65 real-life examples of advocacy in action.
This book can empower residents, families, students, and professionals. Knowledge is power. When you know and understand residents' rights, you can become a powerful advocate for your loved one, resulting in improved quality of life.
"The Secret to honoring a resident's rights is to give each resident as much control of their daily life as they can manage!"