Resident Rights

Individuals living in long-term care facilities have rights. These rights include:

  • Right to be informed about and exercise your rights
  • Right to freedom from chemical and physical restraints
  • Right to know about services and financial charges
  • Right to participate in planning your care and treatment
  • Right to refuse treatment
  • Right to confidentiality of records
  • Right to privacy
  • Right to control your finances
  • Right to freedom from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Right to express grievances without fear of retaliation
  • Rights pertaining to admission, transfers and discharges, including the right to appeal
  • Right to communicate freely with persons of your choice


Click here for the Illinois U Have Rights brochure

Click here for Residents’ Rights for People in Long Term Care Facilities

Click here for Residents’ Rights for Persons Residing in Supportive Living Facilities

Click here for Residents’ Rights for People in Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled