Old woman gets help with walking from a nurse
Senior couple close up. holding each others hands on the cane


If you or a loved one is a resident of a nursing home, it’s important that you know your rights under the law. Under the Nursing Home Reform Act, your rights include:

  • The right to be free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect
  • The right to be free from physical restraints
  • The right to privacy
  • The right to have medical, physical, psychological, and social needs accommodated
  • The right to participate in resident and family groups
  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • The right to be informed about their medical conditions, medication, and be free to see their own doctor
  • The right to voice grievances without the threat of reprisal

It is also important that you be aware of the types of negligence that can provide you or a loved one with the basis for a personal injury claim. Nursing home negligence can include:

  • Failure to keep the nursing home premise safe and free from hazards
  • Negligently hiring an employee who abuses or otherwise harms residents
  • Negligent supervision of residents resulting in falls or other injuries
  • Failing to keep the nursing home clean and sanitary
  • Failure to provide adequate medical treatment

If you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of nursing home negligence, contact OlsenDaines immediately at 1-800-682-9568 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.