Cherry Hill, NJ - While it is undoubtedly painful, putting Mom or Dad into a nursing home is sometimes necessary when they require around-the-clock care. In general, a nursing home's admission office is frequently the scene of tears and anguish from grown children overwhelmed by the guilt of abandoning a parent to the home.
However, according to recent reports, insurance carriers and corporate nursing homes are seeking to capitalize on this vulnerability by sneaking a contract clause into the preadmission forms that take away rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of 48 states. This includes Mom or Dad's right to a jury trial, the right to attorney's fees and the right to the full measure compensatory damage and/or punitive damages in the event of nursing home abuse or neglect.
June 22, 2008