Patient rights include, but aren’t limited to:
- The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
- The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home.
- The right to manage your own money or to choose someone else you trust to do this for you.
- The right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn’t interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.
- The right to be informed about your medical condition, medications, and to see your own doctor. You also have the right to refuse medications and treatments.
- The right to have a choice over your schedule (for example, when you get up and go to sleep), your activities and other preferences that are important to you.
- The right to an environment more like a home that maximizes your comfort and provides you with assistance to be as independent as possible
Notice of Non-Discrimination
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, American Health Communities (AHC) do not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age or any unlawful reason in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by AHC directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which AHC arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, 42 U.S.C. § 18116, and regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these three statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, 91, and 92.
American Health Communities
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
- Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, please contact the AHC Facility administrator or the Section 1557 Coordinator listed below.
In case of questions concerning this policy, or in the event of a desire to file a complaint alleging violations of the above, you may do so in person or by mail, email or phone by contacting the Section 504/1557 Coordinator posted at the location in question or by contacting the AHC Compliance Department:
Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
201 Jordan Road, Suite 200
Franklin, TN 37067
Office: (615) 905-5400
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/filing-with-ocr/index.html
Language Assistance Services: