The corporations that own New Jersey nursing homes must take steps to protect Resident Rights. Some of those resident rights include the right:
- to be free from physical and mental abuse and neglect;
- to live in safe, decent, and clean conditions;
- to live in a facility that does not admit more residents than it can safely accommodate while providing adequate nursing care;
- to receive appropriate assessment, management and treatment of pain;
- to be treated with respect for the resident’s dignity and individuality;
- to be given a written statement of all resident rights; and,
- to exercise all the constitutional, civil, and legal rights to which the resident is entitled by law.