Legal Rights of Nursing Home Residents Under Federal Law

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Discharge from a Nursing Home Lawyer The rights of nursing home residents are protected under a federal law known as the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA). The law requires nursing homes to protect the rights of each resident and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity and decision […]

When Can a Nursing Home Involuntary Discharge a Resident Under NJ Law?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Discharge from a Nursing Home Lawyer Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 10:63-1.10(e), only four reasons can be relied upon when a nursing home proposes the involuntary discharge of a resident. The first reason is if the discharge is required by medical necessity. The second is if the discharge is necessary […]

Nursing Home or Hospital Dumping Can Be Elder Abuse in New Jersey

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Discharge from a Nursing Home Lawyer In many cases, an aging person who is discharged from a nursing home is discharged because they aren’t as profitable as someone else. While Medicaid covers the costs of a nursing home, it does not pay as well as private pay […]

The Nursing Home Discharge Process in New Jersey

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Nursing Home Discharge Attorney Under state law, a nursing home must give a patient at least 30 days notice prior to a proposed discharge. Additionally, a nursing home must provide a substantial and lawful reason for discharging the patient. They must also ensure that the patient has […]