Nursing Home Voting Controversy Highlights Dementia Residents’ Rights

Dementia Residents’ RightsBy now, we have all heard the pleas from Republicans, Democrats and Independents to go out and vote.  Most people put a great deal of thought into how their vote gets cast.  What if votes were cast by people who were unable to comprehend the significance of their vote and had no idea who Barack Obama or John McCain is?

Welcome to nursing home voting for dementia patients.

Of course it is important to give nursing home residents as much access as possible to their constitutional rights, but does this go too far?


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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric