What You Need To Know About Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements
No family wants to reach the point where they feel compelled to move their loved one into a nursing home, but many Charleston residents find themselves in a place where they feel like they have no other option but to do so.
Just like any other tenant, nursing home residents themselves, or their power of attorney, must sign a contract before moving in. There is often a unique clause outlined in the terms and conditions of that assisted living facility contractual agreement, which is an arbitration one.
Generally, nursing home arbitration agreements would, in essence, be a signing away of your or your resident loved one’s right to pursue civil litigation against the nursing home if a situation necessitated you doing so. Below, we discuss some of the reasons this is a bad thing and let you know what options you may have if you feel the need to take legal action but are already entangled in a legal agreement like this.