If you are a resident in a Kansas long-term care facility, you have the same civil and legal rights as all U.S. citizens; plus a basic set of legally protected Resident Rights that are the following:
- To exercise your rights as a resident and as a citizen
- To be treated with consideration, respect, and dignity
- To voice grievances without fear or reprisal
- To be free from mental and physical abuse, and to be free from chemical and physical restraints
- To have privacy in care and treatment and to associate and communicate privately with whomever you choose
- To manage your personal and financial affairs; to make choices and independent decisions
- To keep and use personal belongings and to maintain a secure place for those possessions.
- To participate in planning your care and treatment
- To participate in social, religious, and community activities; to participate in the resident council
- To be discharged or transferred only for medical reasons, your own welfare or that of others, or for non-payment.