By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Discharge from a Nursing Home Lawyer

In many cases, a senior citizen who is discharged from a nursing home is discharged because they aren’t as profitable as someone else. Medicaid covers the nursing home expenses of low-income patients, but it does not pay as well as a patient would privately. Eager to earn more profits from richer patients, some, not all nursing homes frequently will “dump” Medicaid patients.

Medicaid patient dumping is a form of elder abuse. It is illegal for nursing homes to dump patients. Nursing homes must inform residents in advance and make sure that the resident has a place to live before evicting their patients.

You can file an appeal with New Jersey to prevent the dumping of a nursing home patient. This will give you some legal protections against nursing home dumping if you are afraid that the nursing home where your loved one is staying will dump him or her.

Nursing home dumping is a serious issue that many seniors around the country face. Luckily, the legal system offers a level of protection from nursing home dumping. You can potentially file a lawsuit against a nursing home that “dumps” a loved one as a patient.

Mr. Fred Niemann of the Hanlon Niemann law firm is an experienced NJ Discharge from Nursing Home Lawyer. He will fight for an older adult’s right to stay in their nursing homes.

Contact me personally today to discuss your 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 fniemann@hnlawfirm.com.