LTCOP: Your Rights as a Resident of a Long Term Care Facility

Your Rights as a Resident of a Long Term Care Facility


You have numerous rights under Federal and State Laws.  

You have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect and dignity.

  • Participate in making decisions about your care, and about aspects of your life in the nursing home that are significant to you.

  • Be free from chemical and physical restraints.

  • Manage your own finances or receive help from the nursing home to manage them.

  • Voice grievances without fear of retaliation.

  • Associate and communicate privately with any person of your choice.

  • Send and receive personal mail.

  • Have you personal and medical records kept confidential.

  • Apply for state and federal financial assistance without threats or discrimination.

  • Be fully informed prior to admission of your rights, service available, and any charges.

  • Be given advanced notice and the right to appeal a transfer or discharge.

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Content Last Modified on 3/8/2007 12:51:10 PM