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When Seniors Refuse Care

Families often struggle with what to do when their loved ones refuses care. Can a senior refuse care that is ordered from their doctor? Does it make a difference if the senior is in a long-term care facility? The quick answer is yes, a senior living in any living environment can refuse care. From there...
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Long-Term Care: Aging with Dignity

All individuals regardless of age have a right to be treated with dignity. People often confuse dignity with respect. Dignity according to Donna Hicks Ph.D. is “our inherent value and worth as human beings; everyone is born with it. Respect, on the other hand, is earned through one’s actions.” As individuals age they often feel...
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Resident Rights in Long-term Care Facilities

  Residents of long-term care facilities have rights that are guaranteed and protected by law. These “resident rights” promote the principles of dignity and respect. All facilities must protect and enforce these rights for all residents. Participate in Your Care Residents can choose their own doctor; Attend their care plan meeting; Refuse treatment: A resident...
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