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One way to honor residents receiving long-term care is by celebrating Residents' Rights Month which is in October. This is an opportunity to show tribute to residents and support long-term care ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and family members who work to promote and
support residents? rights. Setting aside a month to focus on rights is an effective way to ensure this important topic is recognized in your community, facility or state. A History of Celebrating Residents' Rights
Residents of care communities are guaranteed certain rights under both federal and state law.  Community based care facilities and communitities must meet residents' rights requirments in order to maintain their license.  This article explains those rights. About Residents Rights inCare Facilities
This great article covers advance directives and what they are legally used to state, a resident's right to want care and treatment differing from normal standards of care, what an admission's coordinator should ask, and how to cover assets in case a resident's decision is in conflict with licensing regulations.

There was one case where a mentally alert resident asked the caregiver to crush his medication, and she did so, per his request.  Well, the medication was a time released heart medication, and resulted in the resident having a heart attack.  The care facility... Advance Directives - Living Wills
The people of the State of California do enact as follows: 
SECTION 1. Section 1569.157 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read: 
1569.157. (a) Every licensed residential care facility for the elderly, at the request of two or more residents, shall assist the residents in establishing and maintaining a single resident council at the facility. The resident council shall be composed of residents of the facility. Family members, resident representatives, advocates, long-term care ombudsman program representatives, facility staff, or others may participate in resident council meetings and activities at the invitation of the resident council. CA Resident Council Rights and Family Councils Rights
A free list of suggested basic information for training all care home staff on Care Facility Resident Rights, Culture and Beliefs Staff Training and Basic Rights Standards. Good resource for all commuity based care homes and nursing facilities. Care Facility Resident Rights, Culture and Beliefs Staff Training and Basic Standards
This article covers how our civil rights are protected, and that the government is obligated to protect the rights of individuals.

To meet federal mandates, an increasing number of states are developing civil rights departments such as those developed in California.  These civil rights departments provide the public with immediate access to... Civil and Human Rights
Free information on Civil Rights for people in care facilities.
Civil Rights Requirements - Civil Rights Laws Applicable to Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Requirements - Civil Rights Laws Applicable to Persons with Disabilities
CMS Abuse Reporting Law Changes 2017 CMS Abuse Reporting Law Changes 2017
These agencies are tasked with aggressively addressing the barriers that prevent some individuals with disabilities from enjoying a meaningful life in their community.  The Office for Civil Rights is also partnering with the Department of Justice to promote ?vigorous enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead decision and to maximize the effectiveness of federal leadership in promoting civil rights and setting forth the Administration?s position in the federal courts.? Community Care Living and Olmstead - Least Restrictive Environment
List of links to documents containing Complaint Policies and Forms for Residential and Assisted Living Providers. Complaint Policies and Forms for Residential and Assisted Living Providers
Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities - This document is a summary of the eight areas of consumer rights and responsibilities adopted by the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act was passed by the United States Congress. This Bill of Rights and Assistance for the Developmentally Disabled provides for additional rights beyond those already established for the general population. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
This great document covers the caregivers obligation to help the people in their care to develop independence and autonomy and the legal ramifications of not ensuring that disabilities do not leave a person unreasonably vulnerable to danger, negligence or abuse. Duty of Care
From LTC Ombudsman - Residents of long-term care facilities have the right to be involved in making decisions that affect their lives. Staying involved creates a sense of being in control and has a positive impact on physical and mental health. One way for residents to be involved in making decisions that affect the quality of their care is to participate in the resident council. Resident Councils can promote the person-centered philosophy of care giving. Effective Resident Councils
Free Elder Protection - Australia Policies and Procedure Guide Elder Protection - Australia Policies and Procedure Guide
Family Council Tip Sheet on Bi-Laws for Council Meetings Family Council Tip Sheet on Bi-Laws for Council Meetings
Federal Resident Rights excerpt:

483.10   Resident rights.
The resident has a right to a dignified existence, self-determination, and communication with and access to persons and services inside and outside the facility. A facility must protect and promote the rights of each resident, including each of the following rights:
(a) Exercise of rights. (1) The resident has the right to exercise his or her rights as a resident of the facility and as a citizen or resident of the United States.
(2) The resident has the right to be free of interference, coercion, discrimination, and reprisal from the facility in exercising his or her rights.
(3) In the case of a resident adjudged incompetent under the laws of a State by a court of competent jurisdiction, the rights of the resident are exercised by the person appointed under State law to act on the resident's behalf. Federal Resident Rights
HCBS Consumer Rights 
Booklet by National Senior Citizens Law Center

Under Medicaid law, HCBS funding exists to give consumers the ability to receive necessary long-term services and supports (LTSS) without moving into a nursing home or other healthcare institution. 

The value of the HCBS alternative also called community care, would be destroyed or diluted if HCBS were provided in institution-like settings.

New federal Medicaid rules for the first time set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded HCBS are provided in settings that are non-institutional in nature. These standards, which took effect in March 2014, apply to residential settings such as houses, apartments, and residential care facilities like assisted living facilities. The standards also apply to non-residential settings such as adult day care programs. HCBS Consumer Rights
HIPAA Privacy Rule General Topics and FAQs HIPAA Privacy Rule General Topics
A free document defining that the Licensee and/or Owner of a Care Facility are the ones primarily responsible for insuring the Licensee/Owners' Duty to Care Responsibilities
This form is a Living Will Declaration.  This is a document explaining one's wishes about medical treatment even if the person becomes incompetent or unable to communicate, however, a person does have the right to rescind the document at any time. Living Will Declaration
The following has been compiled for informational purposes, and in no way represents all financial information for Medicare and Medi-Cal. Please consult with the appropriate office in your county for further clarification of coverage and additional information on payments and fees. Select from the options listed below to jump to the related content. 
MEDICARE Part A Benefits in Long Term Care
MEDICARE Part B Benefits in Long Term Care
Services Medicare Does Not Cover
MEDI-CAL Long Term Care Benefits
HMO Benefits in Long Term Care
Long Term Care and Taxes
How to Apply For and Use MEDI-CAL Benefit
Comparison of Senior Living Option
Explanation of Various Living Arrangements MediCare Financial Information - Understanding Coverage
The resident has the ability to make decisions about his/her care and supervision needs, unless the resident has been legally declared by a court to be incompetent.  This document deals with assessing a resident's mental capacity or lack of mental capacity to make informed decisions.

If the resident is not under guardianship, and doesn't have a conservator and the resident is able to truly process the information, the resident has the right to make decisions for him/herself. If the resident chooses to claim their Right of Refusal, and the risk of personal harm to the resident has increased, a Refusal of Treatment needs to be documented and the responsible party and attending physician notified. Mental Capacity to Make Informed Decisions
Free info on Organizing A Resident Council Organizing A Resident Council
This form may be used by a Residential Care, Assisted Living or Nursing Facility to assist an employee or resident in solving personal problems. Personal Problem Solver
This background article shares the history of how our government created an individual's personal rights.  The written law guarantees that our government will uphold our personal rights. Personal Rights - Resident Rights Part 1
This article describes a resident's personal rights as they apply to an Assisted Living or Residential Care Facility.  ProvidersWeb.com has created a Personal Rights Form taken from the Federal guidelines. Personal Rights - Resident Rights Part 2
This form used by a Residential Care or Assisted Living Facility details the resident's rights, such as being treated with respect and dignity. This document is signed by the resident or responsible party and a facility designee to acknowledge that they understand these rights. Personal Rights Form
Facility Form document for Resident and Family Councils  and Resident Council Rights for Community Based Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Resident and Family Councils and Resident Council Rights
Resident and Family Councils provide an important element to a community, residential care home or assisted living facility; they help to improve and enhance facility-wide services.

Resident and Family Councils help provide an important element to a community.  Under the basic Resident's Rights, these types of Councils are allowed. Resident Councils have been around for a while, however, most states adopted regulations addressing Family Councils after the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act was passed.  The Act guaranteed the families certain rights.  These rights include: ... Resident and Family Councils for Community Care Facilities
From Long Term Care Ombudsman.  Brief information on Resident Councils. Resident Council Brochure
A thorough check off list used for training staff of a Care Facility in resident rights.  Included are links to information on all rights.

Laws and Regulations:
~Architectural Barriers Act
~Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA)
~Americans with Disabilities Act
~Personal Rights - Resident Rights Part 1 Resident Rights - Staff Training Check Off List
A free list of contacts and links regarding resident rights. Resident Rights Contacts and Links
Check off list to see if the facility is adhering to supporting resident rights.

3. Do you know what resident autonomy is?	Yes/No
9. I understand my liability pertaining to the facility's Resident Rights Mini Quiz - self check for care homes
Cover for section 1 of the Rights, Culture and Beliefs Manual. Rights Cover
A form used by Residential Care Facilities or Adult Assisted Living Facilities signed by the staff person who is responsible for maintaining and updating the Rights Culture and Beliefs Manual, documenting that they understand and accept the responsibility. Rights Culture and Beliefs Manual Responsibility Designation
A check list form designed to make sure your care facility is offering choices to the residents regarding his/her rights, culture and beliefs. Rights, Culture & Beliefs Choices Form
Autonomy means self-government, the care facility provider is responsible for ensuring each resident's values, beliefs and culture is respected and that they are allowed to self-govern their care.  

www.ProvidersWeb.com supplies management tools for Administrators, Caregivers, Facility Managers and all types of care home staff. Supporting Autonomy
US Wire and Electronic Communication Law - pertains to Surveillance in Care Homes and nursing facilities. US Wire and Electronic Communication Law
From MediaCare:
What are my rights & protections in a nursing home? What are my rights & protections in a nursing home?
Your Right to Make Health Care Decisions brochure for CA, but applies to most states. Your Right to Make Health Care Decisions brochure
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