Elder Rights in Nursing Homes and Assisted Livings
If you know an elder in an Assisted Living or Nursing Home you may need this information in your back pocket! It is against facility regulations to not honor the individual rights of an elder; dignity, privacy, respect, and choice, just to name a few. If you ever feel this is happening to someone you know please call your local Ombudsman. You can even make an anonymous call if that is more comfortable. Ombudsman are appointed by the state to advocate for and ensure that the rights of elders are being honored.