In many ways, it is difficult for a consumer to easily find much of the important information related to nursing home and assisted living care in their area. For example, it can be tricky to clearly discover information about past instances of bad conduct at a facility. Also, there is no uniform standard to which each state holds its assisted living facilities. Laws and rules surrounding quality of care, resident rights, minimum safety standards, medication control, and other matters are all different depending on location.
However, the LongTerm Community Care Coalition has compiled the various rules and regulations into a new overview compiled from the results of a new 50 state survey of assisted living laws. The project focuses specifically on the ways in which individual states monitor the facilities within their borders. This new report helps fill the current void for this particular type of information-it has never previously been captured in this manner. The information is shared in detailed charts that outline state requirements like licensure, government inspections, availability of inspection findings, remedies available for violated residents, and related requirements.
In that way, this new report provides critical information for anyone interested in ensuring that seniors and other assisted living facility residents are safe, treated with dignity, and maintain a reasonable quality of life.
Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti encourage all those who care about the treatment of their elderly friends and family in assisted living facilities to remain abreast of the basic standards of care required by law in their area. Our nursing home lawyers have decades of experience helping to hold facilities accountable by enforcing our state regulations as well as ensuring no resident falls victim to any form of preventable negligence. If you suspect any lack in care at a home or facility near you, please contact our offices to share your story and learn more about the legal options.
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