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Protecting the Rights of Residents

Residents have the right to care, treatment, and services that protect their dignity and respect their values. These values often affect the resident's treatment needs and preferences. 

By understanding and respecting residents and their values, providers can help:

  • Meet the resident's needs for treatment and services
  • Protect the resident's rights

Courseware Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Specify the six general areas of resident rights that ensure quality healthcare for post‐acute care residents.
  • Identify information regarding care that each resident should know to receive optimal post‐acute care.
  • Recognize the ways in which post‐acute care personnel protect the rights of residents to ensure quality care.