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Is there a Bill of Rights for independent living tenants?

There is one for assisted living residents and nursing home residents but I can't find one for independent living residents who live in senior housing.
Status: Open    Feb 09, 2015 - 08:52 AM

Elder Law, Senior Living Communities

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Feb 11, 2015 - 09:50 AM

According to CANHR

"Residents in California Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have a wide range of rights. The CCRC “Bill of Rights” applies to residents in Independent Living Units and in some aspects to all residents regardless of their living status. Residents in Independent Living Units and Assisted Living also have rights governing Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, and residents in Skilled Nursing have special rights established by both federal and state law. CCRC contracts also spell out resident rights and responsibilities. Outlined below are some of the most important rights. (Also refer to the Fact Sheet – Exercising Your Rights and Resolving Problems in CCRCs.)"

There are many other topics covered in the various state laws that we don't have the space to list, so my recommendation is to discuss with an administrator of an independent living community in your state the resident rights in their community. They should be able to provide you with a copy and any relevant state regulations.

The CANHR Rights of Residents in Community Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) Fact Sheet (California)

New Jersey Bill of Rights for Continuing Care Retirement Community Residents in Independent Living:


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