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Patient Rights

 Patient rights include, but aren’t limited to:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home.

  • The right to manage your own money or to choose someone else you trust to do this for you.

  • The right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn’t interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.

  • The right to be informed about your medical condition, medications, and to see your own doctor. You also have the right to refuse medications and treatments.

  • The right to have a choice over your schedule (for example, when you get up and go to sleep), your activities and other preferences that are important to you.

  • The right to an environment more like a home that maximizes your comfort and provides you with assistance to be as independent as possible