Those living in nursing homes and assisted living homes in our community have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and make decisions about aspects of their lives that are important to them.
VOICES is the only agency with state-certified Ombudsman staff specifically dedicated to speak up for our neighbors living in long-term care homes and fight for their rights.
Residents of long-term care facilities have numerous rights under federal and state law. Listed below are some of these rights in shortened form.
- You have the right to be treated with respect and dignity in recognition of your individuality and preferences.
- You have the right to quality care and treatment that is fair and free from discrimination.
- Relatives or a legal representative may act on your behalf to exercise these rights when you are unable to do so yourself.