Residents' Rights

(2015) Residents' Rights. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

Resident rights are guaranteed by the federal Nursing Home Reform Law of 1987, which requires nursing facilities to promote and protect the rights of each resident and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity and self-determination. Residents’ rights include, but are not limited to: • Being treated with respect and dignity • Being free from abuse and chemical and physical restraints • Participating in one’s own care and treatment • Being ensured information is being kept confidential • Managing one’s own finances • Being free to voice grievances, without fear of retaliation • Being able to associate and communicate privately with any person • Being able to send and receive personal mail • Making independent choices • Being able to apply for state and federal assistance without discrimination • Being informed of rights, services available and all charges prior to admission • Being given advance notice of a transfer or discharge

Item Type: Other
Keywords: rights, discharge, transfer, care facility, resident, tenant,
Subjects: Education
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Social issues and programs > Aging > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities and reports
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
ID Code: 21935
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 18:07
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 18:07
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21935