Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Placing a family member or friend in a nursing home is often an emotional and stressful process, and comes with extensive paperwork required for admission. Take the time to analyze all documents that need to be signed. Many institutions include an agreement that any disputes with the home be settled by arbitration, rather than a court hearing. Consumer advocates suggest demanding an ‘opt-out provision’ that allows nursing home clients to back out of the arbitration agreement within 30 days of signing.”