Here is a pop quiz, about assisted living facilities in Virginia:
AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS SIMILAR TO,
which of the following (LEGALLY SPEAKING):
a. A college dorm room
b. A nursing home
c. A hospital
d. Home health
The answer is: A. No really.
assisted Living = College Dorm Room.
Under Virginia law, assisted living facilities are NOT Health care providers.
They do not owe you a duty to provide medical care. Or medicine. Or call your Doctor when you need help. Or get you an appointment.
They have a duty to provide you the services stated in your contract (meals, house keeping, etc) and nothing else.
For families who live out of town and have a loved one in an assisted living facility, please be aware of this very important fact. Assisted living is NOT HEALTH CARE. If your loved one needs health care, they may need to move.
Want to learn more about the differences between Assisted Living, Home Health and Nursing Home Services in Virginia?
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