Resources and Related Information
Following are some links to websites offering some assistance in choosing an Assisted Living Facility that may be helpful:
Statement of Resident Rights
- The right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times.
- The right to reasonable privacy, including privacy of self and possessions, in the resident’s room, portion of room or personal affairs.
- The right not to be isolated or kept apart from other residents.
- The right not to be sexually, verbally, physically or psychologically abused, humiliated, intimidated or punished.
- The right to live free from involuntary confinement or financial exploitation and to be free from physical or chemical restraints.
- The right to full use of the homes common areas in compliance with documented house rules.
- *The right to voice grievances and recommend changes in policies and services.
- The right to communicate privately, including but not limited to communicating by mail or telephone with anyone.
- The right to reasonable use of the telephone, in accordance with house rules, which includes access to operator assistance for placing collect telephone calls.
- The right to have visitors, provided the visits are conducted at reasonable hours, and the visitors are not actively disruptive to the operator, the operator’s employees or family, or other residents. The right to see visitors in private.
- The right to make visits outside the home. However, there is a shared responsibility between the operator and the resident to make mutual arrangements for scheduling these visits.
- The right to make decisions and choices regarding their care and treatment, in the management of personal affairs, funds, or property, in accordance with the resident’s abilities.
- The right to expect the cooperation of the provider in achieving the maximum degree of benefit from services provided by the home.
- The right to exercise choice in attending and participating in religious activities.
- The right to be reimbursed at an appropriate rate for work performed on the premises for the benefit of the operator, staff or other residents, in accordance with the Residents board and care plan.
- The right to 30 days written notice of changes in services provided by the facility, including but not limited, to changes in charges for any and all services.
- The right to have advocates, including members of community organizations whose purposes include rendering assistance to the residents.
- The right to wear clothing of choice unless otherwise indicated in the resident’s care plan and in accordance with the reasonable house rules.
- The right to choose and participate in social activities, in accordance with the residents and care plan.
- The right to be properly cared for and not neglected.
- The right to receive services in accordance with the resident agreement and the care plan.