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Nursing Home Resident Rights

Tel: (941) 966-2700

7077 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34231

At Griffin & Griffin we advocate for the essential principal that all elder's are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.  Entrusting your loved one to the care of others can be a difficult and overwhelming process.  While no nursing home can provide the loving and compassionate care provided at hime, placement is often necessary for the well-being of the ill individual as well as the emotional and physical well-being of the caregiver.

Mr. Griffin is a frequent speaker on the subject of Nursing Home Resident Rights to other legal professionals.

Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under the law.

These resident rights include, but aren't limited to:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home.
  • The right to manage your own money or to choose someone else you trust to do this for you.
  • The right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn't interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.
  • The right to be informed about your medical condition, medications, and to see your own doctor. You also have the right to refuse medications and treatments.
  • The right to have a choice over your schedule (for example, when you get up and go to sleep), your activities and other preferences that are important to you.
  • The right to an environment more like a home that maximizes your comfort and provides you with assistance to be as independent as possible.


‚ÄčIf you have concerns about the care your loved one is receiving, please contact us today.