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Nursing Home Reform Act


If your senior loved one was injured or harmed due to nursing home abuse or negligence, the law is on your side. In 1987, the nursing home reform act was created to protect residents from abuse, neglect and mistreatment. The act establishes standards of care for nursing homes and assisted living centers. The act requires the provision of certain services to each resident and establishes a residents' bill of rights. Services for residents include:

  • Periodic assessments for each resident
  • A comprehensive care plan for each resident
  • Nursing services
  • Social services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Pharmaceutical services
  • Dietary services
  • A full-time social worker if the nursing home has more than 120 beds

To qualify for Medicaid and Medicare payments for long-term care of residents, nursing homes must be certified by the state and in compliance with the requirements of the nursing home reform act.

Sonoma County Nursing Home Ratings & Safety Violation Information

This page will also delve into what we dowhat we look for, signs of abuse and inferior care, how we can help and what to do if you suspect poor care. The information on this page will undoubtedly give you a much broader spectrum of information in terms of Santa Rosa's nursing homes, and ultimately could keep your loved ones out of abusive situations or help you navigate your options when nursing home abuse affects you and your family. Click here to read more about Sonoma County nursing home ratings and safety.


Our nursing home negligence and abuse lawyers thoroughly understand state and federal laws that govern nursing homes and long-term care facilities. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we can put our resources and experience to work for your family and protect the rights of your loved one. Our Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers have experience investigating all types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Contact us today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your loved one's future medical care and other damages.

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