Guest column: Rights of nursing home residents important

Residents of nursing homes and licensed assisted living homes have rights as persons worthy of dignity, respect and autonomy. These rights are guaranteed under federal and state laws. Educating yourself about these rights is the first step to protecting yourself or your loved one.

Every resident in long-term care has basic rights to self-determination and freedom of choice. A partial list of those rights are:

Guest column: Rights of nursing home residents important

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