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Oregon Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights

The state of Oregon has a Bill of Rights guaranteeing nursing home residents certain protections including the right to be treated with respect and dignity, the right for one’s records to be kept confidential, and freedom from mental and physical abuse as well as from being given unnecessary medication. Nursing home residents cannot be transferred or discharged without good cause, advance notice, or a discharge or transfer plan, and residents have a right to a hearing in order to stop any proposed change. Other rights guaranteed to nursing home residents include:

  • The right to be fully informed of the faculties, policies, and procedures that govern the conduct and responsibilities of all residents
  • The opportunity to participate in the planning of one’s medical treatment
  • No requirement that they perform services for non-therapeutic reasons
  • The right to accept or to refuse medication, treatment, or care and to choose their own physician
  • Freedom from retaliation for complaints

Abuse and neglect in Oregon nursing homes is insidious in large part because family members do not discover the abuse until permanent injury or death occurs. If your loved one has been abused or neglected in his or her elder care facility, contact a caring personal injury attorney today. The right attorney will have the ability to develop aggressive discovery methods that prove substandard treatment or abuse is taking place and to build a solid foundation for your case. Call our dedicated elder abuse and nursing home negligence attorneys today for a free consultation at 541-617-0555.

Elder Mistreatment and Nursing Home Abuse

Below are some of the most common kinds of abuse that we come across as elder abuse personal injury lawyers. Mistreatment of nursing home residents by caregivers can involve a number of situations that result in physical, emotional, or financial harm to the elder adult. Abuse and neglect can include any of the types of mistreatment listed below:

  • Abandonment, such as desertion by the person responsible for providing care to a vulnerable adult
  • Failure of the caregiver to provide articulated or expected care and services to the resident, whether intentional or negligent
  • Malnourishment or dehydration
  • Any untreated medical condition
  • A caregiver’s attitude of indifference to the resident’s physical needs
  • Failure to maintain a clean living environment for the resident
  • Financial abuse and exploitation of the resident’s resources including misappropriation of funds and illegal or improper use of the resident’s accounts
  • Infliction of physical pain
  • Over-medication
  • Inappropriate use of chemical or physical restraints
  • Sexual abuse or rape
  • Emotional abuse, such as verbal assaults or threats

These are all egregious forms of abuse and neglect that no loved one should be put through – especially not when he or she is entrusted to the care of a facility whose business is to care for the elderly. If your vulnerable elder loved one has experienced any form of elder abuse or nursing home neglect in Oregon, call us today for a free consultation and to discuss your case at 541-617-0555. We care and we can help. you