What are the rights a resident has in a nursing home?

Under Federal law nursing home residents are entitled to:

-Proper care and being informed of their medical condition as well as knowing the drugs they have been prescribed. A nursing home resident can also see their own physician.

-They are not allowed to experience abuse and neglect. They must be monitored so they do not become dehydrated or malnourished.

-Residents must be free from restraints unless they are medically required.

-They cannot be discriminated against because of color or religion.