The Residents' Rights
Residents of skilled nursing facilities and rest homes have specific
rights that govern the quality of care the facility is to provide.
The Resident's Rights that follow have been developed
from Federal, State and Local regulations. Following the Residents
Rights you will find a copy of the Attorney General's most
recent set of statutes which are referred to as 940 CMR 4.00.
Both the Resident's Rights and the Attorney
General Regulations are to be provided to each resident and
their responsible party (family, next-of-kin, friend) upon admission
to the nursing facility. You should also receive regular updates
about these regulations.
An incredible amount of information is provided to the new resident
and his or her family upon admission. Understanding how the facility
provides care is crucial to both the family and resident as they
attempt to adjust to placement. This is why becoming aware of
the information contained in the Resident's Rights and
the Attorney General Regulations is of the utmost importance.
If at any time you have questions concerning any of the information
contained in the Resident's Rights or the Attorney General's
guidelines, every nursing facility must make an effort to provide
you with answers and resolve any concerns that my arise.
Attorney General Regulations
About Skilled Nursing Facilities