March 20, 2014 — Elders often enter nursing homes during some of the most trying times of their lives (emotionally and financially). Unfortunately, many nursing homes take advantage of these vulnerabilities by inserting unfair terms in their admissions agreements or convincing family members or others to assent to such agreements even though they often lack the authority to do so.
This webinar focused on nursing home admissions agreements, identifying the terms that elders and their advocates should be most wary of and explaining the protections that some states afford against enforcement of some of these terms. Though the webinar covered a range of issues, it focused on arbitration clauses, attempts to hold family members liable for a resident’s bills, purported waivers of a facility’s liability, and improper grounds for eviction.
Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center
David H. Seligman, Irving Kaufman Fellow, National Consumer Law Center
Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living .
This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.
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