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  • Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Misappropriation of Property

    Federal law gives each nursing home resident the right to quality care and quality of life. This includes freedom from neglect, abuse, exploitation, and misappropriation of property. Read More

    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care
  • Balancing Privacy & Protection: Surveillance Cameras in Nursing Home Residents’ Rooms

    You and your family members might have considered installing a surveillance camera in your room to help determine that you are receiving appropriate care and being treated with dignity and respect, or to be a deterrent to abuse. Read about privacy and protection concerns. Read More

    National Center on Elder Abuse
  • Nursing Home Visitors

    As a nursing home resident, you have the right to visitors. You also have the right to turn most visitors away, with a few exceptions. #8410EN Read More

    Northwest Justice Project
  • Question and Answers on Applications for Long-Term Care Services and Supports

    People who need help paying for long-term services and supports (LTSS) often wonder when they should file an application for assistance from the Home and Community Services Division (HCS) of the Department of Social and Health Services. This pamphlet discusses the timing of the application process. #5106EN Read More

    Columbia Legal Services
  • Questions and Answers on Medicaid for Nursing Home Residents

    Medicaid is a government program that pays for medical services including nursing home care. It is administered by DSHS -- the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. To receive Medicaid payment for nursing home care, you must meet the financial eligibility requirements described in this publication. Also, you must need the care provided in a nursing home. #5170EN Read More

    Columbia Legal Services
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  • The Nursing Home Wants To Discharge Me

    Questions and answers explaining when a nursing home can discharge or transfer you and your rights as a nursing home resident. #5202EN Read More

    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

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