Maryland Nursing Home Resident Rights

Maryland Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities will never be the same as your family’s home. However, state and federal laws protect nursing home resident rights to safety, dignity, individuality and respect. At ChasenBoscolo, our Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers are here to help your family get justice if nursing home staff members abuse or neglect your loved one. If your loved one isn’t getting the care he or she deserves, or you suspect physical, emotional or financial abuse, we’re here to help. Our team is available 24/7—so don’t wait to get the experienced representation your family deserves. Just call (800) 322-3380 or complete our free online form today.

Federal Nursing Home Rights

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act protects every nursing home resident’s rights to:

  • Freedom from abuse, mistreatment and neglect
  • Freedom from physical restraints
  • Privacy
  • Accommodation of medical, physical, psychological and social needs
  • Participate in resident and family groups
  • Be treated with dignity
  • Exercise self-determination
  • Communicate freely
  • Participate in the review of one’s care plan and be fully informed, in advance, about any changes in care, treatment or change of status in the facility
  • Voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal

In addition to these rights, Section 19-343 of the Health General Article grants Maryland nursing home residents with additional protections.

Nursing Home Family Member Rights

State and federal laws allow family members of nursing home residents to form family councils—or groups to collectively voice concerns, request improvements and advocate on behalf of their loved ones by:

  • Scheduling private meetings with families of other residents
  • Inviting staff or visitors to attend meetings
  • Designating a facility staff member to provide assistance and respond to written requests

The law requires nursing facilities to listen to family council concerns and take action when there are complaints or concerns about policies that affect residents’ well-being.

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At ChasenBoscolo, we’ve been helping families throughout Maryland for more than 25 years, and we believe everyone should have access to the best legal representation possible–regardless of their ability to pay. That’s why we offer the No Fee Guarantee®—a simple promise that you won’t owe us anything unless we win or settle your case. So don’t wait to get help. Contact us to get a Lawyer that Cares today.