Chicago, Illinois
United States

Nursing Home Placement and contracts

Make an Informed, Empowered Choice When Selecting an Independent Living Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility


The move to independent, assisted living or a nursing home can happen quickly. Caregivers may not have adequate time to review the quality of senior housing facilities or nursing homes to make an informed decision about the right place and how to pay for it. Needless to say, this can be a stressful time. Which is why it is critical to have a strong attorney advocate in your corner.

With Independent Living or Assisted Living contracts, loved ones are often impressed by the marketing of beautiful buildings but need common sense advice about who controls future housing decisions, who pays and what hidden costs are involved.

About nursing homes, did you know:

  • A nursing home resident has a right to personalize his or her living space to make it as homelike as possible
  • A nursing home resident has a right to receive care that is personalized to their health care requirements and individual preferences.
  • A nursing home must complete a full assessment of a resident’s condition within 14 days of admission and a least once every 12 months thereafter.
  • Within 7 days of admission, a nursing home must prepare a comprehensive care plan and the resident or their representative has a right to a voice in that plan.

Too often, nursing home contracts include illegal or unfair provisions. Let us negotiate a contract that ensures you understand what you are signing and your rights or those of your loved one are protected.

Our Process

We meet with you, or the adult children or caregivers facing decisions about senior living or a nursing home. We meet with clients on short notice and during flexible hours, beginning with assistance choosing a facility which is the best possible fit for you or a loved one.

Once a choice is made, we do the outreach to the facility or work behind the scenes, whatever makes you most comfortable. Our attorney advocates will help you find the right facility, take the tour with you, review the contract presented to your family, assist with coming up with a financial plan and make sure your loved one's rights are protected.

If Medicaid Long Term Care is required to pay for the facility, we help our clients with Medicaid Planning options to preserve as many assets as possible.

Call us to explore your options and get the information you need to make an empowered decision.