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Nursing Home Resident Rights

Nursing Home Resident Rights

Nursing home residents are some of the most vulnerable people in America. When you put your loved one in a nursing home, you do so because they need the high level of attention and care that nursing home facilities promise their patients.

Unfortunately, not all nursing homes treat patients with the respect that they deserve. Some facilities cut costs to save money, ignore patients or downright abuse them. With this problem in mind, the federal government created the Nursing Home Reform Act, a sweeping piece of legislation that aims to help nursing home residents stay safe.

If your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important that you familiarize yourself with their rights under the NHRA. If any of these rights are being violated, an attorney may be able to help you fight for justice, possibly including financial compensation.

Nursing Home Reform Act

Under this landmark legislation, nursing home residents are entitled to many key rights, including the following:

  • -The right to choose a personal doctor
  • -The right to be informed about their treatment
  • -The right to participate in decision-making about their treatment
  • -The right to be free from physical or mental abuse
  • -The right to privacy
  • -The right to speak out about unsatisfactory care or treatment
  • -The right to be informed about potential room or roommate transfers
  • -The right to participate in religious and community activities


If your loved one has been denied the basic decency required under the Nursing Home Reform Act, your family does not have to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney will help you understand your options, possibly including financial compensation.

Holding nursing homes accountable is an incredibly important way to stand up for elderly and vulnerable people across the country. If you suspect that your loved one’s rights are being violated, contact an attorney to learn more about your options.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home resident rights and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.