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Religion in a Facility

Faith plays a large role in the lives of billions of people regardless of what religion they most often associate with. There have been over thousands of books and articles written that discuss the power of religion when it comes to the effects it can have on a person’s health and overall well-being. In one […]

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Pets in a Facility

Pets are great. Whether you identify as a dog person or a cat person, animal lovers everywhere agree that there is just something soothing about having a beloved pet in their lives. Dogs trained in therapy will often go to hospitals as part of an animal therapy program provided to patients. You can see the […]

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LGBT Rights in an Assisted-Living Facility or Nursing Home

People are people. This is true regardless of age, race, social status or economic background. People are people regardless of their gender or sexual identity too. So why, then, are elderly members of the LGBT community (that is, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual) still facing discrimination simply because of whom they choose to love or be […]

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Access and Visitation Rights

As the resident of a nursing home or assisted living center, you or your loved one has the rights to access and visitation. In particular, let’s look at a few that the facility must provide access to residents by any of the following people: Any representative of the Secretary Any representative of the State The resident’s physician […]

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Filing a Complaint against the Nursing Home

As we’ve seen before, there are rules and regulations in place to help ensure your rights and privacies in the nursing home or assisted living facility. However, there are still things that can happen, and problems still pop up now and again. So what do you do if a complaint needs to be filed? You […]

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Responsibilities of Nursing Homes

Previously, we took a look at some of the rights that are afforded to the residents of nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the responsibilities of the nursing home itself when it comes to the care and keeping of patients. Nursing Home Responsibilities Here’s a […]

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Privacy and Confidentiality Rights in Nursing Homes

In the same vein as the topic of a previous article, let’s continue discussing some of the rights that patients and residents of nursing homes have under the law. As a resident, you have the right to the following: Privacy and confidentiality of both personal and clinical records which show accommodations, medical treatments, both written […]

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The Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA): Quality of Life

The Nursing Home Reform Act (or NHRA) was put into place to make sure that residents of nursing homes could receive the highest practical mental, physical, and psychological well-being. The act serves to reinforce the quality of care and the provision for certain services to those residents. Also, it created a Bill of Rights for […]

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Federal Regulations for Nursing Homes

Under the law, residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities can expect to be protected from abuse and neglect. In fact, there are  many laws—both federal and state—that accomplish this, and we’ll take a look at some of them now. Also, residents should expect to be entitled to privacy, security, and a host of other […]

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State Law Protections for Assisted Living Residents

If you or a loved one move into a senior housing facility, it is important to know that you are protected by a lot of state requirements. For instance, assisted living is regulated by each and every state in the country, and the exact regulations and licensing requirements vary from state to state. There are […]

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