If your elderly loved one dies while they are staying in a nursing home, can you sue the home for wrongful death? Nursing homes can include special passages—called "binding arbitration clauses"—in their contracts with residents to limit their chances of being taken to court.
Nursing homes of the past were known as institution-like environments, where people went to die. Today's nursing homes have been modernized and are comfortable home-like settings and have changed over time.
Sometimes people avoid visiting their elderly parents in a nursing home because of guilt, stress or other emotions. Learn how to deal with these and what you can do if you feel reluctant to visit an elderly loved one in a nursing home.