A member asked:

Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Probably not: Your first legal obligation is to your employer. You might feel you have an ethical or moral obligation to the nursing home patient you can for, but that gives you no legal rights since you are not related by marriage or other kinship. You would probably have to go court to be granted any legal right like guardianship or conservatorship.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. Nicholas Stratas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

No: This is a legal question and varies state to state so it requires an answer by an attorney in the state the resident resides.

Answered 11/6/2018

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