Respect: A resident has the right to be treated with dignity and respect
A resident has the right to be free from unnecessary physical or other restraints. Residents are free to move about their rooms when they choose, eat snacks and outside meals, decide what to wear, choose their own activities, and, in general, decide how to spend their time. Residents determine their hours of sleep and bathroom visits.
Services and Fees: A resident must be informed, in writing, of services offered and fees charged prior to entering the nursing home
At the time of admission and during the resident's nursing home stay, the nursing home shall fully inform residents of the facility's available services and of any and all related charges. Nursing homes can charge for services or items in addition to the basic daily rate, but only if they have disclosed which services and items will incur an additional charge and how much those charges will be.
Money: A resident has the right to manage his or her own financial affairs or to choose someone else to do this for them
Residence have the right to manage their own financial affairs so long as they are mentally able to do so. A nursing home cannot require that a resident deposit personal funds with the facility.
Privacy: A resident has the right to privacy
A resident has the right to privacy, which is a right that extends to all aspects of his/her care, including care for his/her personal needs, visits with family and friends, and communication with others through telephone, mail and email. Residents have the right to receive private calls or visitors so that no one may intrude on these conversations and to preserve their privacy.
Medical Care: A resident has the right to be informed of his/her medical condition, medications and to choose his/her own doctor
When a resident experiences any deterioration in his/her health, or when a physician desires to change the resident's treatment program, the facility must inform the resident, and the resident's physician, legal representative or heirs of the family member. Residents may not be moved to a different room, a different nursing home, a hospital, back home or anywhere else without advance notice, an opportunity to appeal and a showing that such move is in the best interest of the resident or necessary for the health of other nursing residents.