Residents' Rights

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Residents’ Rights are rights guaranteed by federal and/or state law for nursing home residents and assisted living residents. There are also Patient Rights for those receiving long term care services in their homes or communities. Basically, whether you live in a nursing home or assisted living facility or in your own home, you still have all the same civil and legal rights as any other U.S. citizen. In addition, federal law guarantees specific rights for nursing home residents, while state law spells out certain specific rights for assisted living residents. Home care and hospice recipients also have rights protected under state law. These rights are set in law to protect the dignity, choice and self-determination of those receiving long term care services thereby improving their quality of life.

For information on specific residents’ or patients’ rights, see below:

Assisted Living Facilities

As a Resident of an Assisted Living Facility in Virginia, you have certain rights guaranteed to you by law. A person living in a long-term care facility maintains the same rights as an individual in the larger community.

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Home Care

Home Care recipients in Virginia have specific rights, please review the document available below to learn about those rights.

Hospice

Hospice care recipients in Virginia have specific rights, please review the document available below in order to familiarize yourself with these rights.

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care recipients in Virginia have specific rights, please review the document available below to learn about those rights.