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Tips for Residents on Theft and Loss in Nursing Homes

May 13, 2016

Under the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, residents have the right to retainpossession of their personal belongings and are entitled to a safe environment free of theftand loss.  Feelings of insecurity, loss of self-esteem, and loss of identity are the end resultof missing or stolen items, including clothing, jewelry, dentures, eyeglasses, and hearingaids.  The right to personal possessions assures a familiar homelike environment whereresidents preserve control over their personal being.  This information sheet from Consumer Voice presents for residents and family members the preventative measures and remedies for a resident’s deprivation of their personal effects.

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