Your rights


Residents of Long-Term Care facilities have numerous rights under federal and state law. Some of these rights, in abbreviated form are:

  • Right to be informed and exercise your rights.
  • Right to know about services and financial charges.
  • Right to participate in planning your care and treatment.
  • Right to refuse treatment.
  • Right to confidentiality of records.
  • Right to privacy.
  • Right to control your finances.
  • Right to freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Right to freedom from chemical and physical restraints.
  • Right to express grievances without fear of retaliation.
  • Rights pertaining to admissions, transfers, and discharges, including the right to appeal.
  • Right to communicate freely with persons of your choice.