[an error occurred while processing this directive] Residents Rights Category

Resident Rights Category

Criteria in the resident rights category concern quality of life and resident rights in a nursing home. A facility must care for its residents in a manner and in an environment that promotes maintenance or enhancement of each resident's quality of life.





The facility ensures protection of resident funds.

42CFR 483.10(c)(1)


The facility honors the privacy and confidentiality of each resident.

42CFR 483.10(e)


The facility ensures that residents are free from physical restraints used for purposes other than to treat the resident's medical symptoms.

42CFR 483.13(a)


Residents are free from verbal, sexual, physical, and mental abuse; corporal punishment; and involuntary seclusion.

42CFR 483.13(b)


The facility develops and implements written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property.

42CFR 483.13(c)


The facility promotes the quality of life for each resident.

42CFR 483.15


The facility ensures the dignity of each resident.

42CFR 483.15(a)


The facility encourages residents to participate in the planning and decisions related to care and treatment, and to make choices about aspects of his/her life in the facility that are significant to the resident.

42CFR 483.15(b)


The facility provides each resident with the right to reside and receive services with reasonable accommodation of individual needs and preferences, without endangering the well-being of the individual or other residents.

42CFR 483.15(e)(1)


The facility provides an ongoing program of activities designed to meet the interests and physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

42CFR 483.15(f)(1)

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