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2021 Residents' Rights Month Resources

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What are Residents' Rights?

Residents’ Rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law.  Nursing homes must meet federal residents' rights requirements if they participate in Medicare or Medicaid. Some states have residents' rights in state law or regulation for nursing homes, licensed assisted living, adult care homes, and other board and care facilities. A person living in a long-term care facility maintains the same rights as an individual in the larger community.

Residents' Rights Fact Sheet in Other Languages

Residents' Rights Fact Sheet in Other Languages

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