Our Nursing Home Rights
Upon admission into a nursing home, residents are afforded a special set of rights guaranteed by the federal Nursing Home Reform Law.
Freedom Of Choice
To choose a personal attending physician, participate in planning care and treatment or changes in care and treatment, be fully informed in advance about care and treatment...
Privacy & Confidentiality
Of personal and medical records, private written and telephone communications, to send and receive (unopened) mail, to participate in resident groups...
Access & Visitation
The facility must provide immediate access to any resident by any representative of the Secretary, the State, the resident’s individual physician, the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman...
Personal Fund Management
A resident has the right to manage his or her financial affairs and the facility may not require residents to deposit their personal funds with the facility.
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