Resident RightsMaryland: Resident Rights
Assisted Living Managers and Staff
(1 hour)

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • All states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements.

Introduction:When residents move into long term care, they have a right to choose how they will live their lives. Resident rights were created to help protect a resident’s right to make choices, as well as many other important rights, such as the right to privacy, dignity, respect, and confidentiality. The purpose of this program is to help you understand the principles of resident rights so you can improve the quality of care and quality of life for your residents.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the principles of resident rights;
  • Describe why resident rights are important in long-term care;
  • Describe the relationship between resident rights and quality of life; and
  • Describe how to protect and promote the rights of your residents.

Course Authors: Susan Shemanski Harrington, MS, PE is co-founder and President of Harrington Software Associates, Inc./ Long-Term Care Learning Center a company specializing in developing innovative training solutions for long-term care administrators and staff. Harrington has over 16 years experience conducting research and developing training for long-term care facilities. Her experience includes serving as the principal investigator for research grants funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In each project, she developed and evaluated innovative training programs for long-term care settings. Her research articles have appeared in Fire Technology, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, Nurse Education Today, Educational Gerontology, Journal of Safety Research, and Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

CONTRIBUTORS: Claire S. Cole, MS, RN, C is a nurse educator who is certified in Gerontology by the ANCC. She has worked as a medical surgical nurse, ICU/CCU nurse, Director of Nursing, staff development nurse, and has taught courses for certified nursing assistants and certified medicine aides. Nancy Newman, RN JD, RAC-CT, LTC Consultant with Chiles Healthcare Consulting


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