This Agreement details the nursing home and the resident’s obligations and rights. It is therefore important to understand what you are signing.
Before signing, the resident should read the entire Agreement and ask questions about it, the exhibits and attachments. You and a representative of the nursing home will both sign the Agreement. If you are not competent, your agent (under a Power of Attorney of court order) will sign on your behalf.
Maryland law mandates certain information be included in the Agreement.
Family members or friends are not required to do so, but can voluntarily agree to become responsible to pay for your care. This is not recommended because the nursing home will seek payment form them if you fail to pay.
Many contracts will also have sections covering injuries, accidents, and theft. Regardless of what the Agreement states, the nursing home cannot limit its liability if its negligence caused injuries to your person or theft or damage to your property.
If necessary, you should seek help from an elder law attorney who is familiar with Admission Agreements.
Mr. Abraham is an experienced attorney and founding member of the Law Firm of Abraham & Bauer. The Towson, MD office of the firm concentrates its practice in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Guardianship, Asset Preservation and Fiduciary Representation.
He is an active member in a number of professional organizations that focus on law, the senior community, and estate planning. He works with clients in Central Maryland, especially in Towson, Hunt Valley, Lutherville/Timonium, Parkville, White Marsh, Bel Air & Northern Baltimore City.
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