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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.

Residents' Rights

Attorney General Regulations

   

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