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Older People in Residential Settings

The National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland set out a number of rights that older people living in residential care settings can expect.

If you live in a residential care setting for older people, you can expect to have the following rights:

You have easily accessible information, written in a language and format appropriate to your needs, to assist you in decision making.

You are encouraged to express your views on any aspect of the residential care setting and you are consulted on, and can participate in, the organisation of the care setting your consent to treatment and care is sought.

Your privacy and dignity is respected.

You are helped to exercise your civil, political and religious rights, in accordance with your own wishes.

Any complaint that you, your family, friends or representatives may have is listened to and acted upon and there is an effective appeals procedure in the event of a disagreement about whether your complaint has been resolved.

You receive a written contract from the provider of the residential care service that sets out what will be provided to you and includes fees and any additional costs.

For further information on Irish Nursing Homes in Ireland feel free to check out the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) website.

The address is http://www.hiqa.ie

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