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How Are Nursing Homes Regulated? Are They Regulated?

 

One of the many things that may cross your mind about having your loved one move into a nursing home is how it is regulated. Or, for that matter, are there any regulations or oversight? The answer is yes; they do have regulations. Nursing homes are regulated by state and federal law. The Department of Health has jurisdiction to enforce the regulations that govern nursing homes. The law requires that when you enter into a nursing home, the nursing home must develop a comprehensive plan designed to fit your particular needs. This allows the patient to feel comfortable in the home. Many times, this specific plan is referred to as person-centered care, meaning that the patient is in control. Unfortunately, sometimes the nursing home doesn’t follow through with the agreed upon plan. That’s when legal help may become necessary. 

We know witnessing neglect or abuse of a loved one can be very tough. We want to help you in any way we can. Experienced attorneys in nursing home neglect cases are available to talk to you today. Contact us at (717) 888-8888.