How to release someone from a nursing home?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2016
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A nursing home resident wants to go home, feels he is being kept against his well. How can he make the nursing home release him?

Expert Answers

Merrily Orsini, MSSW, was a pioneer in the business of providing geriatric care managed in-home care. She currently serves on the board of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and is Chair of the Private Duty Homecare Association. She holds a master's degree in social work and is a nationally known writer and speaker on aging, elder issues, and in-home care.

Every nursing home has an ombudsman program, someone who is assigned to assist with complaints. Get the ombudsman involved and see if he or she can assist.