Monday, October 17, 2011

October is Nursing Home Residents' Rights Month

The Consumer Voice has established this month as Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Month, in honor and celebration of residents of long-term care facilities. This is an opportunity to draw attention to the rights that residents are entitled to in care facilities, and to increase awareness of the laws protecting and enforcing those rights.

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law guarantees rights to residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Some of these rights include:

· Freedom from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect
· Freedom from physical restraints
· Privacy
· Accommodation of medical, physical, psychological, and social needs
· Participation in family and resident groups
· Dignity in care and treatment
· Self-determination
· Free communication
· Participation in the review of one’s own care plan, including full information
· Voicing of grievances with discrimination or reprisal

For more information on Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Month, including materials, links, activities, and resources, please visit The Consumer Voice online. You may also request a free copy of Jason’s book, How to Keep Your Loved One Safe in a Wisconsin Nursing Home, for additional information on residents’ rights.

Friday, September 30, 2011

What is Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect?

One of the most difficult decisions a person may have to make is whether to put a loved one into the care of a nursing home. In an ideal world, that decision, made after careful thought and research, results in a safe and caring environment for the loved one. Unfortunately, we have seen that this is not always the case. Furthermore, people are often confused about what constitutes abuse or neglect in the context of nursing home care.

Wisconsin law has specific laws addressing the abuse or neglect of elder adults at risk, including those in a nursing home or care facility. Understanding abuse and neglect begins with an understanding of how terms are defined.

Who is an elder adult at risk?
An elder adult at risk is any person 60 years old or older who is at risk of experiencing abuse, self-neglect, or financial exploitation.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcome to Studinski Law's Blog

Attorney Jason Studinski
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