Your rights as a resident in a nursing home

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2022 | Firm News

Some circumstances could result in the need for services that are offered by a nursing home. While you’re a resident in this type of facility, there are some basic rights that you have.

Proper care

While in a nursing home, you are to receive the proper care that is needed for your health and livelihood. If these needs are not met, such as not receiving medications on time or not being given food and water during the day, then this could be a form of nursing home negligence that could result in compensation. Workers should provide assistance with bathing, feeding, dressing, and other types of basic care if you’re unable to provide these services for yourself. When you’re in a nursing home, you have the right to receive proper mental and emotional care as well as this can be important for the healing process.

Daily activities

There are often several activities that take place in nursing home. You should feel as though you’re able to partake in these activities even if you might be physically unable to get to the location of where they take place. Some of the activities that are typically offered include worship services, singing, game nights, and celebrations for holidays and special events.


Before entering a nursing home, you have the right to be treated with respect in regards to who you are instead of feeling as though you’re being discriminated against. While some nursing homes might not have the capability to accept residents due to specific needs, they are not to discriminate againts race, gender, age, or religious affiliation.

In the event that you or a family member are in a nursing home, you have many of the same legal rights as you would have if you were to be in your own home.