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Home Care Bill of Rights

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2. Privacy and choices

If you receive home care services, you have the right to be dealt with in a manner that respects your dignity and privacy and that promotes your autonomy.

This means...

Your privacy must be respected. The people who give you care should not enter your home without knocking on the door or asking permission to enter. They should not look through your things or open your mail without your permission.

You have the right to say how things are done. You must be allowed to make decisions yourself, as long as you are mentally capable of making them.

This applies to all decisions, including where your belongings are placed, what you eat, and how you are cared for. You must be given the information you need to make these decisions.