A packet of organizational materials for
families of loved ones entering or residing
in a Skilled Nursing Care Facility.
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Be Familiar with Elderly Rights
Families admitting an elderly loved one to a skilled
nursing facility should be familiar with elderly rights and the responsibilities
of the staff of a skilled nursing facility to uphold such rights.
Violations of elderly rights are serious and families who are familiar
with elderly rights are empowered to prevent physical or psychological harm that
can be the result of a violation of elderly rights.
For example, elderly rights include a right to Medicare benefits and
skilled nursing facilities receive Medicare monies to supplement the costs of
caring for patients. Because
skilled nursing facilities receive Medicare money, the facilities are required
by law to provide a certain standard of care.
If the facility does not provide the legal standard of care, the facility
is in violation of elderly rights. Other
elderly rights deal with the use of physical restraints, which must be
prescribed by a physician. If the
staff of a skilled nursing facility is employing the use of physical restraints
for convenience or without the consent of the physician, the staff is violating
elderly rights. Families who are
familiar with elderly rights are better prepared to assess a skilled nursing
facility prior to admitting an elderly loved one.
Familiarization with elderly rights will empower families to make the
right decisions regarding the quality of care administered by an elderly care
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