This article explains the need for attorneys to keep informed about current standards and regulations related to nursing home care. The author identifies the areas of concern to clients and their attorneys such as determining the appropriate placement, or investigate financial and payment options. Surrogate decision-making options may need to be considered. Patients in nursing homes may need attorney assistance in patient rights or quality of care issues, or in disputes concerning patient abuse.
Brusky, Andrew P.
"The Role of the Attorney as Nursing Home Advocate,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss1/5