Once you, or a loved one, is admitted to a nursing home, you will sign an admissions contract. This may be an emotional time; however, it is important to remember that you are signing a legal and binding contract. You want the contract to ensure that you or your loved one will receive the best care possible. Because of these concerns, it is a good idea to have an Elder Law attorney review the contract with you. In addition, if there are problems with the contract or simply details that you want dealt with before signing the contract, Dutton & Casey can act as an advocate for you with the nursing home.
Although deciding to enter a nursing home or placing a loved one in a nursing home is difficult, it is important to remember that you must insist on a high quality of care. The responsibility for advocating for quality care for your loved one continues even after the admissions process is complete. The attorneys and client care coordinator at Dutton & Casey are available to assist you.