Willow West Apartments Policy is that the resident
has the right to a dignified existence, self-determination, and communication
with and access to persons and services inside and outside the facility.
The facility must protect and promote the rights of each resident.
Effective April 1, 1988 all residents in long-term
care facilities have rights guaranteed to them under Federal and State
The facility must promote the exercise of rights
for each resident, including any that face barriers (such as communication
problems, hearing problems and cognition limits) in the exercise of
these rights. A resident, even though determined to be incompetent,
should be able to assert these rights based on his or her degree of
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.
Exercising rights means that residents have autonomy
and choice, to the maximum extent possible, about how they wish to
live their everyday lives and receive care, subject to the facility's
rules, as long as those rules do not violate a regulatory requirement.
To reinforce Resident Rights to our management and
staff, we have displayed 21 beautifully decorated pictures that show
the actual wording with a visual image of 21 rights. These beautiful
pictures also help educate our residents' families and visitors that
come into our facility.