Nursing Home Admissions Agreements: A Discussion of the Unfair Terms in the Agreements Presented to Elders on Entering a Nursing Home

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Elders often enter nursing homes during some of the most trying times of their lives (emotionally and financially). Unfortunately, many nursing homes take advantage of these vulnerabilities by inserting unfair terms in their admissions agreements or convincing family members or others to assent to such agreements even though they often lack the authority to do so. Our webinar will focus on nursing home admissions agreements, identifying the terms that elders and their advocates should be most wary of and explaining the protections that some states afford against enforcement of some of these terms. Though the webinar will cover a range of issues, we will focus on arbitration clauses, attempts to hold family members liable for a residents bills, purported waivers of a facility’s liability, and improper grounds for eviction.

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.

Other Resources:

Click here for a free download of NSCLCs consumer guide: 20 Common Nursing Home Problems – and How to Resolve Them

Click here for a free download of NSCLCs Report Think Twice Before Signing: Improper and Unfair Provisions in Missouri Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Click here for a free download of NSCLCs guide:  Nursing Home Admission Agreements: Think Twice Before Signing, A Guide For Nursing Home Residents and Their Families

 

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