Rights of Older Adult Center Participants

The Program Director/Administrator shall ensure that clients are, to the extent of their ability, aware of their rights.  Responsible parties shall also be made aware of client rights.

Center clients have rights, which include:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect, including privacy in treatment and in care for personal needs
  • The right to participate in development and implementation of your care plan
  • The right to be fully informed regarding the services to be provided, including frequency of services and treatment objectives, as evidenced by written acknowledgement by you or a responsible party
  • The right to receive services designed to promote your functional ability to the optimal level and to encourage independence
  • The right to be accorded safe, comfortable and healthful accommodations, furnishings and equipment to meet your needs
  • The right to be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation 
  • The right to attend or to refrain from attendance and participation in religious activities, if offered