Can a Nursing Home Transfer a Resident?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Nursing Home Discharge Attorney
When nursing homes need to transfer a patient from one home to another or discharge a patient, they are required to follow a strict regulatory process in New Jersey.  This nursing home must comply with all of the regulations that govern the transfer of patients from one home to another.  When transferring patients, a nursing home must ensure that the patient’s needs will be met throughout the process.
A transfer includes details about the patient’s health and medical history in addition to basic demographic data.  The transfer form must also describe the medications that the person is on, and the health problems that he or she faces.
A NJ nursing home discharge attorney can assist you with fighting against the transfer process.  If you are a representative of a nursing home, you will want to know that you are following the proper legal procedures for discharge.  A nursing home discharge is a serious issue that can impact your loved one’s eligibility for care.
When nursing homes “dump” patients in favor of patients that are more profitable for them, this can is a case of elder abuse.
Additionally, if your family member is being discharged, the best thing you can do is to contact an attorney to make sure that your loved one’s rights are being taken care of.  Especially if you believe that the nursing home discharge is unlawful, an attorney can make sure that you are being taken care of by the legal system.
Contact me personally today to discuss your New Jersey discharge from a nursing home matter.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at