RESIDENT RIGHTS IN THE NURSING HOME

Lauren wrote a great blog yesterday about the legal rights of the elderly in nursing homes.

In regard to legal rights, one of the frequent questions we hear is, ” Can they kick my dad out of his nursing home?” In Virginia, there is a specific law which answers the questions. Basically, a resident can ONLY by discharged or transferred out of the nursing home for one of the following reasons:

1. Nonpayment of charges.

2. If the nursing home cannot meet the resident’s medical needs.

3. If the resident is a danger to himself/herself or other residents.

4. With informed and voluntary consent of the resident or his/her legal representative.
Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.