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

By law, a nursing home must give a patient at least 30 days to make plans for a nursing home discharge. Additionally, a nursing home must provide a valid lawful reason to why they are deciding to discharge a patient. They must also ensure that the patient has a safe place to go following a discharge.

NJ Medicaid law provides a checklist of steps that must be followed prior to a nursing home discharge. These include making sure that the patient has a place to stay, that the patient’s health needs are met, and that all medical equipment will be provided. If a patient is proposed to be transferred to another facility, it is important to determine that the new facility can meet his/her needs.

Nursing homes that fail to plan for a discharge properly can be sued. You can take legal action against a nursing home if they refuse to follow certain steps of the process, or fail to give adequate notice. For senior citizens that are facing a nursing home discharge, this is an especially important step along the process.

The most important thing to consider is the patient’s safety. It is important to make sure that the patient will have a safe place to go prior to the discharge. If you believe that a proposed discharge is unlawful, you should contact Mr. Fred Niemann of the Hanlon Niemann law firm, Freehold, New Jersey.

Mr. Niemann is an experienced NJ nursing home discharge attorney that can help you take action against a nursing home that unlawfully proposed to discharge an older adult you know.

Contact him personally today to discuss your New Jersey discharge from a nursing home matter. He is easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns. You can reach him toll free at (855) 376-5291 or by e-mail at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com.