Nursing homes are a scary prospect for some families. What happens if you have a relative who needs immediate, unexpected care? What should you know before you sign a contract - or become a responsible party? What are the rights of people in nursing homes? Today, host Angela Wilson wraps up a two-part series on elder issues by discussing nursing homes with Springfield attorney Lois Zerrer. (Internet Explorer users click play twice.)
If you would like more information on senior citizen rights, you can download this free PDF brochure from The Missouri Bar, or you can find the information on the Bar Web site. There are also toll-free lines you can call for additional information, or to express concerns about nursing homes:
Aging Information and Referral 1-800-235-5503
Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-0210
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