Rights and Responsibilities
All persons entering Avera Brady have the right to be treated with respect, dignity and consideration. Avera Brady accomplishes this by consistently following the Resident Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and establishing policies associated with this document. Residents are entitled to be informed of their rights both orally and in writing. Following is a brief review of the rights. A booklet residents receive contains a more thorough explanation.
- Residents are entitled to be informed of their rights.
- The facility must provide information about available services, e.g., costs, personal funds, assistance programs.
- The facility must notify residents when their conditions change, e.g., physical, mental, psycho-social.
- The facility must notify residents when there are changes in room assignments or in resident rights in general.
- The facility must acknowledge residents’ right to manage their own personal affairs.
- Residents are allowed to help plan their own care, e.g., choosing a doctor, being informed of changes to treatment.
- Residents have the right to privacy and confidentiality.
- Residents have the right to a good quality of life throughout the care and environment.
- Residents have the right to voice grievances without reprimand.
- Residents have the right to see results of the facility survey from the South Dakota Department of Health.
- Residents have the right to refuse to perform chores or services.
- Residents have the right to self-administer drugs if found able to do so appropriately.
- Residents have the right to be informed of the facility’s policies regarding admission, transfer and discharge.