If you and your family have made the difficult and emotional decision to place an elderly parent or loved one in a nursing home, it is important that you—and your loved one, if feasible—become familiar with Ohio’s Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights (Ohio Revised Code § 3721.13). The list of Residents’ Rights sets forth certain standards and items of care owed to residents of all nursing home facilities in Ohio, which are required to post the list of rights and provide them to all of their residents.
Knowing these rights will help you to ensure that your parent or loved one receives the standard of quality care he or she is entitled to in Ohio. It is also important to note that a resident has the right to have a sponsor act on his or her behalf, to assure that the home does not deny his or her rights.
Residents’ Rights include:
(For a full listing of Nursing Home Residents’ Rights, see Ohio Revised Code Section 3721.13)
If your loved one has suffered an injury while in the care of a nursing home, you may be right to suspect abuse or neglect. You need an attorney with years of experience handling cases against nursing homes that violate their residents’ rights. At The Robenalt Law Firm, we have that prior experience, and the sophisticated medical and nursing experts and resources necessary to fully investigate and prepare your case. We will fight for the full compensation your loved one deserves. In the process of pursuing justice for your loved one, your claim may also prevent others from being neglected and/or abused.
At The Robenalt Law Firm, we have handled cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 216-223-7535, ext. 1. We will provide a free consultation at any time of the day or night. We can help you determine whether your loved one might have legal recourse against a nursing facility, or its employees or medical staff.