Resident's Rights

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It is very important for all of us — resident, family, volunteer, staff, friend, or citizen — to understand the legal rights of people who live in long-term care facilities. It is easy for residents and their family members to feel helpless and overwhelmed. However, it is important to remember that consumers have choices, and there are many laws designed to protect long-term care residents. Knowing your rights will help ensure that you receive an excellent quality of care.

Resident's Rights in a Nursing Home The rights of nursing home residents are codified in both federal and state statutes with the intent of further protecting each resident’s civil, religious, and human rights while they reside in a nursing facility.

Resident's Rights in an Adult Care Home - The rights of residents in assisted living facilities are codified in N.C. General Statute with the intent of promoting and protecting each resident’s civil, religious, and human rights while they reside in an assisted living facility.

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