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Resident Rights: What They Are and How to Enforce Them

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When you live in a nursing home or independent living facility, the law gives you special protections. Under the law, you have the right to be treated a certain way. The law also says that you have the right to stay in the facility unless the facility discharges you by following very specific rules. If the facility doesn’t follow these rules, you have the right to appeal. Your rights and how to enforce them are explained in this section.

If you received a “Discharge Notice” or if the facility is threatening to kick you out, see the section “Can The Nursing Home Make Me Leave?” below.