The right to information and freedom of expression.
- Information about medical condition and treatment plans/options
- Giving or withholding consent for treatments and/or medications once informed of consequences
- Names and functions of all staff
- Written information about any changes in law, rule, policy or procedure affecting the operation of the Lodge
The right to privacy.
- Privacy during treatment and personal care
- Privacy of their own room; Staff to knock before entering resident rooms
- Privacy for visits with family and friends of their choice
- Privacy and confidentiality in visits with pastoral care and social work
- Privacy in meetings with legal representative
- Confidentiality in delivery of personal mail
- Displaying personal possessions, pictures and furnishings in keeping with safety requirement and the rights of other residents.
- Privacy in visits with their spouse
- Shared or adjacent rooms for spouse, if appropriate rooms are available
The right to respect and dignity.
- To be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect, as a unique individual.
- To be properly sheltered, fed, clothed, groomed and cared for.
- To live in a safe and clean, homey environment.
- To live free from financial exploitation, sexual, emotional, verbal and physical abuse.
- To file a complaint of abuse to any staff member and to have that complaint fully heard and processed.
- To be called by the name of their choice.
- To make lifestyle choices and express him/herself in any language, style of dress or religion.
- To live free from physical and /or chemical restraints unless deemed necessary by the interdisciplinary team and directed by the Ethics committee.
The right to continuity.
- To live in an environment with daily, weekly, monthly and annual rhythms
- To stability, permanency and consistency in delivery of services.
- To stability and consistency in care services.
- To have family present at all times when death is imminent.
The right to hold responsibility and to participate.
- To be responsible for his or her own actions and the consequences in keeping with his or her competency.
- To retain autonomy, as possible and assistance to remain independent.
- To participate in activities of his or her choice at a pace suitable to abilities.
- To organize into an association and express opinions, feed back and suggestions to management/administration (Resident Council). To use the Resident Council to voice concerns or viewpoints on any aspect of Lodge life and program.
- To exercise the rights of a citizen
- To form and enjoy friendships of his or her choice.
- To pursue his or her own cultural, social, religious and other interests.
- To develop his or her potential.
- To manage his or her own finances in accordance with the law.
- To designate a person to receive information from the Lodge on his or her behalf.
- To designate a Proxy to speak/act on his or her behalf in health care decisions.