Nursing Home/Assisted Living Residents' Rights
Elder Law Associates PA strongly advocates for our clients residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs) or when entering a facility for the first time. We also know their families need help, too. We are discrimination watchdogs and pay special attention to the starting points of mistreatment or inferior service.
These services include:
- Source of payment,
- Resident lifestyle preferences,
- Providing necessary services,
- Limits on use of physical restraints,
- Use of psychoactive medications and feeding tubes,
- Visitors’ rights,
- Admission Agreement Prerequisites, and
- Arbitration claims.
In addition, we actively participate in care plan meetings for our clients and their families. Care plans address an individual’s particular needs and preferences. Too many families do not have a voice or an advocate at their care plan meeting, creating potential for dissatisfaction. We fill this role for our clients and the value is immeasurable. In particular, we can assist a client who is being discharged from a facility, but who wishes to remain in that facility for ongoing care needs.
Having gone through an extremely difficult Medicaid application process for my father in Florida years ago and with the recent passing of my mother I desperately needed to find a competent and understanding law firm that could expedite and help me with elder care legal issues for my uncle in Boca.
Living in NYC with nobody to take care of my sick uncle 1,400 miles away, I found the expertise and compassion of Howard Krooks and his wonderful firm to be incredible. I would highly recommend them to anyone and already have.
When my mom had a stroke -- and unfortunately due to her diabetes -- needed to be moved full time to a nursing home, I needed to qualify her for Medicaid, as the cost of proper care is prohibitive. Ellen and her team did an outstanding job, helping to reallocate my mom's assets and quickly qualifying her for Medicaid benefits. It would be almost impossible for the typical person to get through this process in such a short period of time.
I truly thank Elder Law Associates PA for making this happen.
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