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Resident’s Rights

Upon admission into a nursing home, residents are afforded a special set of rights guaranteed by the federal Nursing Home Reform Law. Nursing home administration and staff are to promote and protect resident rights – not just tolerate them.  Residents may exercise these rights free of interference, coercion, discrimination, and reprisal from the facility.

From deciding when to attend an activity to what time you would like to get out of bed in the morning for breakfast, these rights ensure that residents live a dignified existence with individual choice maximized in everyday decision-making.

Click on the links below to read a summary of a resident’s rights: