Honoring Resident Rights Every Day

October is “Residents’ Rights Month,” which honors all residents living in long-term care centers. The skilled team of specialists at Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center wanted to share this event with our readers because we all want to celebrate our residents. Many of those living with us are cherished parents, grandparents or were once caregivers themselves. We know how much love they passed on to their families while taking on the roles of cook, chauffer, doctor, porter and teacher throughout their years. 

Now it’s time to return that love through compassionate, rehabilitative and restorative care.

Each day, we do our best to show our residents how much they’re appreciated for all they’ve done in the service of others throughout their life. We do this through quality care, quality of life, quality services and quality choices.

Giving back to our community by caring for our elders

Aside from providing unmatched medical care and service, preserving our resident’s self-esteem and independence is our top priority. When you or your loved one resides at Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center, your room is your room. We’ll always knock before entering, ask before we move belongings and help you prepare for the day or night (if needed) using the toiletries, clothing and styling products of your choosing. 

We understand this is your home and will honor your privacy, safety and choices. We want all of our residents to feel right at home with us from the moment they move in.

Advocating for residents from day one

Making the decision to move your parents or grandparents into a long-term care center is never easy. You want to feel good about your decision and ensure your family member will be treated with the utmost care and compassion. The clinical team at Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center understands how confusing this process can be—that’s why you’ll have a dedicated admissions coordinator to help you every step of the way. We’ll help ease your family into this difficult transition by making it as seamless as possible.

What are the resident’s rights?

People living in long-term care centers always have the right to:

  • Information in a language they understand
  • Make independent choices based on their needs and preferences
  • Participate in all aspects of their care
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Participate in social, religious and community activities
  • Safe and appropriate transfer and discharge, including the right to appeal decisions
  • Complain without fear of repercussions
  • Be free from discrimination, abuse, neglect and restraints
  • Organize and participate in resident groups or councils
  • Information about living in the community
  • Visits from friends, family, providers and other people of your choosing

If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about the daily life of a Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center resident, please call 850-430-3300 and speak to one of our experienced admissions coordinators today. 

Welcome to Bayside, an award-winning senior rehabilitation and nursing care center located in the heart of the Florida Panhandle. We provide advanced therapies, customized treatments, and rehabilitation services as well as specialized wound care and diabetes management. No matter the need, we are committed to helping you or your loved one achieve the highest level of independence and health.