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Assisted Living Resident's Rights

The individual residing in an Assisted Living Facility in the State of Nebraska shall have the right to:

  • Be an equal partner in the development of the resident service agreement while retaining final decision making authority.

  • Be informed in advance about care and treatment and of any changes in care and treatment that may affect the resident's well being.

  • Self-direct activities, participate in decisions which incorporate Independence, Individuality, Privacy and Dignity and make decisions regarding care and treatment.

  • Choose a personal attending physician.

  • Voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal and have those grievances addressed.

  • Examine the results of the most recent survey for licensure of the facility.

  • Refuse to perform services for the facility.

  • Refuse to participate in activities.

  • Receive visitors as long as this does not infringe on the rights and safety of other residents in the facility.

  • Have access to the use of a telephone with auxiliary aids where calls can be made without being overheard.

  • Have the right to have a telephone in his/her room at the resident's expense.

  • Retain and use personal possessions including furnishings and clothing as space permits unless to do so would infringe upon the rights and safety of other residents.

  • Share a room with a person of his or her choice upon consent of that person.

  • Self-administer medications if it is safe to do so.

  • Be free of chemical and physical restraints.

  • Exercise his or her rights as a resident of the facility and as a citizen or resident of the United States of America.

  • To form and participate in an organized resident group that functions to address facility issues.

  • Review and receive a copy of their permanent record within two working days of the request.

  • Be free from abuse and neglect and misappropriation of their money and/or personal property.

  • Freedom from arbitrary transfer or discharge.

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