Dignity and Respect

Resident Rights

You have the right to:

  • be treated with dignity, respect and consideration at all times;
  • privacy in the treatment and care of your personal needs;
  • choose activities, schedules and health care consistent with your interests and plan of care;
  • communicate with and have access to people and services inside and outside the facility;
  • be consulted when the facility sets policies about your rights and responsibilities and about aspects of your life in the facility;
  • staff assistance in interpretation of your rights.

Nursing Home Responsibility

The nursing home must:

  • ensure that you are treated as an individual and encourage you to participate in programs and services of your choice;
  • provide you with safe, clean and comfortable rooms and surroundings;
  • protect you from any kind of harsh and abusive treatment;
  • provide you privacy in communicating and associating with people of your choice;