The Residents’ Bill of Rights protects all nursing home residents in Texas. These rights are supposed to guarantee residents certain levels of care, living standards, respect, privacy, and more. But sometimes, some or all of patients’ rights are violated by nursing homes that are understaffed and underfunded.
The lawyers at Terry Bryant are dedicated to standing up for the rights of nursing home residents. If your parent, child, spouse, or other loved one had his or her rights violated while living in a nursing facility, our nursing home abuse lawyer legal team is here to help. We can investigate the nursing home for any possible abuse or neglect—just dial (800) 444-5000 or fill out a free online request form.
WHAT’S COVERED IN THE RESIDENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS?
Some of the key protections in the Residents’ Bill of Rights include:
- Freedom from Physical and Mental Abuse
Care providers are forbidden from physically, mentally, or emotionally abusing patients at all times.
Residents should be given privacy when attending to personal needs and access to a private place when receiving visitors. In cases where privacy rights are violated, it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to seek legal remedies and protect your rights.
- Personal Possessions
Residents are allowed to retain their possessions and store them in a secure area while living in the nursing home facility, provided the items don’t interfere with other residents’ rights.
Other protections include management of financial affairs, communication in a native language, practicing a religion, participating in social events and activities, and more.
TERRY BRYANT STANDS UP FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
Because nursing homes are in business to make money, they may take shortcuts at the expense of resident rights and health. At Terry Bryant, we know the Residents’ Bill of Rights in Texas, and we can determine if your family member’s rights were violated. Let us stand up for your loved one—call today.