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What rights do residents have in a nursing home?

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What rights do residents have in a nursing home?

Although individuals may be hesitant to assist their loved ones by helping them to enter a nursing home, it can be a great way to get them the care that they need. Residents in a nursing home are provided with many services due to laws that are in place that nursing homes must abide by. Some residents in nursing homes may need assistance with every task each day, while others may not need assistance all the time. The services provided to them can keep them healthy and involved with daily activities.

The Nursing Home Reform Act was passed by the federal government to set guidelines for each nursing home facility to follow. This act was passed to protect the quality of life for elders that enter into the care of a nursing home’s staff. Certain procedures are outlined to ensure that elders are treated properly and with the respect they deserve. Individuals in nursing homes have rights that cannot be impeded upon. These facilities have to uphold the law by ensuring a safe environment for these residents. Residents should be informed of their medications. They have the right to decline any treatment that is being offered to them.

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What services are provided in a nursing home?

There are certain services in nursing homes that are required by law. These services are outlined in the Nursing Home Reform Act to enforce a uniform code that these residencies must follow. This is to ensure the health and safety of the individuals living there. They have services to monitor their health and to provide individual care based on their specific well-being. Services can include periodic assessments for each client, a care plan, nursing, dietary, social, pharmaceutical and rehabilitation services. When individuals enter a nursing home as a place of residence, individuals should be given an explanation of what to expect while they are living there. They should be informed of their rights before they begin their habitation in this new environment. Services and fees should be in writing. Although these residents are now living in a nursing home, they still have a right to their own privacy. This includes keeping their own personal belongings, being informed of any conditions they may have and being able to deny any treatment.

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