Residents' Charter of Rights
It is the Policy at The Airedale Nursing Home
to respect the right of each resident to lead as independent and fulfilling
a life as possible. In this respect the following policy elements
will be observed by all Care Staff, as a documented Residents' Chatter
of Rights which will always be readily available for inspection by
residents, relatives and visitors to the Home:
Residents in our Home shall have the right:
- To retain their personal dignity and independence irrespective
of the severity of their physical or mental infirmity.
- To have their social, emotional, religious, cultural and political
needs accepted and respected.
- To have skilled, sensitive and understanding care.
- To enable them to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
- To have their personal privacy respected.
- To be consulted about daily living arrangements in the Home,
and to participate in discussions about proposed changes to these
- To be involved in, and be kept informed about, their individual
assessment of need.
- To have a regular review of their individual circumstances,
and to have the right to be present at any review meetings.
- To make informed choices about their Care Plans.
- To be kept informed of all the services offered by the Home.
- To choose their own Medical Practitioner and Dentist, and to
consult them in private.
- To manage their own personal affairs, including finances.
- Not to be moved without prior consultation.
- To have access to a formal complaints
- To be given the opportunity to vote in local and general elections.
The only restrictions will be the legal and regulatory
requirements necessary to protect the health and safety of residents,
relatives, visitors and staff, and to ensure that the required standards
of care are provided.