Lady in rockerIndividually Respecting Each Resident

Federal and state regulations protect the rights of residents of long-term care facilities. At Hickory Creek, we take those rights to heart. Our residents are part of our long-term care families and we believe each person deserves to be treated as an individual.

Our Residents Have the Right:

  • To a dignified existence and self-determination.
  • To self-administer drugs unless the practice is considered unsafe.
  • To be free from any physical restraints or psychoactive drugs used for convenience rather than to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.
  • To be free from verbal, sexual, physical or mental abuse, corporal punishment and involuntary seclusion.
  • To be fully informed about treatment, to refuse treatment and to refuse to participate in experimental research.
  • To personal privacy and confidentiality of personal and clinical records.
  • To exercise personal and legal rights and voice grievances without interference, discrimination or coercion.
  • To have access to Federal and State agency representatives, the resident’s individual physician and the State Ombudsman.
  • To bring in and use personal possessions, as space permits, and within reason when considering other residents.
  • To share a room with a consenting spouse when married residents live in the same nursing home.
  • To receive notice before the resident’s room or roommate is changed.
  • To reasonable accommodation of individual needs and preferences except where the health or safety of the resident or other residents would be endangered.

If you would like to see the complete Federal or State regulations, please request a copy from the Administrator or Social Services Coordinator at the home nearest you.