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Talking With Family About Nursing Home Placement

Few decisions are more difficult than the one to place a spouse or parent in a nursing home. The difficulty of making the decision can be compounded when family members disagree on whether the step is necessary. ...

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The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

While residents of nursing homes have no fewer rights than anyone else, the combination of an institutional setting and the disability that put the person in the facility in the first place often results in a loss of dignity and...

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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court will appoint a substitute decision...

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