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

A resident of a nursing home can lawfully be discharged for several reasons. Some reasons are beyond the resident or their family’s control. Often times, nursing home discharge is related to the resident’s eligibility for Medicaid.

There are many regulations in NJ that prohibit nursing homes from discharging their residents. Only a few reasons are valid for discharging a resident, such as the resident being unable to pay or their health or their health care has improved.

Nursing homes must first notify the resident of the discharge 30 days before the date of discharge. The nursing home must also ensure that the resident has a place to go.

In some cases, nursing homes “dump” their Medicaid patients. This is against the law, and a NJ discharge from Nursing Home lawyer will assist you in fighting the discharge.

If you have reason to believe that your relative is being dumped from a nursing home, then you can contact an attorney to fight the discharge. You may be eligible for monetary damages from the nursing home if your loved one has been dumped.

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 fniemann@hnlawfirm.com.