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Residents' Bill of Rights

As a nursing home resident in New York State, you have the right to:

  • Dignity, respect and a comfortable living environment
  • Quality of care and treatment without discrimination
  • Freedom of choice to make your own, independent decisions
  • The safeguard of your property and money
  • Safeguards in admission transfer and discharge
  • Privacy in communications
  • Participate in organizations and activities of your choice
  • An easy to use and responsive complaint procedure
  • Exercise all of your rights without fear of reprisals.