Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Colorado
Nursing homes serve as residences for people who are too frail or too sick to live at home or at a facility during a recovery period. Nursing homes provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to people with illnesses, injuries, or functional disabilities. However, nursing home residents are vulnerable to emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse. Patients suffering from dementia or other disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse by nursing home employees. If you or someone you know has suffered from nursing home abuse, our Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can help.
Abuse could range from:
- Physical injuries
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Addressing Nursing Home Evictions
The possibility of an involuntary transfer or discharge from a nursing home can be traumatic, disruptive, and stressful for both the resident and their family. Nursing homes are generally prohibited from transferring or discharging residents involuntarily. However, there are a few instances in which the facility may transfer or discharge a resident.
A resident may not be transferred or removed unless the transfer or discharge is necessary for a resident's welfare. Further, a resident may not be transferred or discharged unless the transfer is only for medical reasons. In other words, the facility simply cannot provide the medical care the resident needs. Transfer or discharge is also prohibited unless it is necessary to preserve the welfare of other residents in the facility. Finally, transfer or discharge is prohibited unless the resident fails to pay to stay at the facility (or have arranged payment through Medicaid or Medicare).
What Needs to Be Done During an Eviction?
When a facility transfers or discharges a resident, it is required to document the resident's clinical record. Further, if a resident is being transferred or discharged based on the welfare of the resident or other residents, or based on medical reasons, the facility must provide assessment and reasonable intervention prior to transfer or discharge.
The facility must typically provide 30 days' written notice prior to an involuntary transfer or discharge, unless there is an emergency involving the health and safety of other residents or the resident's urgent medical needs. In emergency situations, facilities are permitted to transfer or discharge the resident as soon as practicable.
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