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What are your rights as a nursing home resident in New York?

What rights do I have as a nursing home resident in New York?

According to the New York State Department of Health, nursing home residents have the right to:

  • dignity, respect and a comfortable living environment

  • quality of care and treatment without discrimination

  • freedom of choice to make your own, independent decisions

  • be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home

  • the safeguard of your property and money

  • appeal a transfer or discharge with the New York State Department of Health

  • privacy in communications and the treatment and care of personal needs/belongings

  • choose your own schedule, activities and other preferences that are important to you

  • receive visitors of your choosing at the time of your choosing

  • an easy-to-use and responsive complaint procedure

  • be free from abuse including verbal, sexual, mental and physical abuse

  • be free from restraints

  • exercise all of your rights without fear of reprisal

  • participate in the established resident council at the facility

  • access and inspect records pertaining to your care

In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a broad revision of nursing home regulations to be phased in during 2018 into 2019.

For a more detailed report on your rights and the required duties nursing homes, please visit


Here is a helpful and extensive list of essentially all New York City and Long Islandnursing home and long term care facilities with their respective address and telephone contact information.

Nassau County Nursing Homes

A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility


875 Jerusalem Ave. Uniondale, NY 11553

Beach Terrace Care Center


640 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561

Belair Care Center, Inc.


2478 Jerusalem Ave. North Bellmore, NY 11710

Central Island Healthcare


825 Old Country Road Plainview, NY 11803

Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing/Rehabilitation


378 Syosset-Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797

East Rockaway Progressive Care


243 Atlantic Ave. Lynbrook, NY 11563

Excel to Woodbury


8533 Jericho Turnpike Woodbury, NY 11797

Fulton Commons Care Center Inc.


60 Merrick Ave. Franklin Square, NY 11010

Garden Care Center


135 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010

Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation


6 Medical Plaza, Glen Cove, NY 11542

Glengariff Health Care Center


141 Dosoris Lane Glen Clove, NY 11542

Grandell Rehabilitatiom and Nursing Center


645 W. Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561

Hempstead Park Nursing Home


800 Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

Highfield Gardens Care Center of Great Neck


199 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021

Komanoff Center for Geriatric & Rehabilitation Medicine


375 East Bay Drive Long Beach, NY 11561

Marquis Care Center


2 Medical Plaza Glen Cove, NY 11542

Mayfair Care Center