Know Your Rights: Nursing Homes

Older people with dementia have a right to receive support for their dementia, and to consent to or refuse medication. This guide explains US nursing facility residents’ rights concerning medication in easy-to-read video.  This guide aims to support older people in knowing and claiming their rights. It highlights some of the resources available to people living in nursing facilities, such as long-term care ombudsperson programs that advocate for individual residents’ rights.