Nursing home residents have patient rights and certain protections
under the law. The nursing home must list and give all new
residents a copy of these rights.
Resident rights usually include:
For more complete information, see the
Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home publication.
- Respect: You have the right to be treated with dignity and
- Services and Fees: You must be informed in writing about
services and fees before you enter the nursing home.
- Money: You have the right to manage your own money or to
choose someone else you trust to do this for you.
- Privacy: You have the right to privacy, and to keep and use
your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn't
interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.
- Medical Care: You have the right to be informed about your
medical condition, medications, and to see you own doctor. You
also have the right to refuse medications and treatments.
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