Louisiana law includes a Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights, which protects the liberties and prerogatives of our seniors and others who live in nursing homes in the state.
On top of that, the federal Medicare program offers additional assurances when it comes to the rights enjoyed by those living in residential facilities.
Under Medicare and Louisiana state law, nursing home residents are protected against abuse, including verbal, sexual, physical, and mental or emotional abuse.
Additionally, under Medicare you have rights to be treated with dignity and respect;
to be informed, in writing, about the costs and services associated with the home;
the right to manage your own money, or appoint a person of your choosing to do so;
the right to your personal belongings and your privacy;
the right to see your own doctor, be fully informed about any medical conditions and their treatment, and the right to refuse treatment;
the right to set your own schedule;
and the right to a comfortable living environment that maximizes your independence.
When these rights are violated, swift action must be taken to protect vulnerable populations from unscrupulous, coercive, or abusive nursing home situations.
At The Gertler Law Firm, our experienced attorneys have helped people in New Orleans protect their rights and recover losses from bad behavior by nursing home operators and staff for 30 years.
If your rights are not being respected by a nursing home in New Orleans, call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation.