Resident Bill Of Rights

The Residents’ Bill of Rights protects all nursing home residents in Texas. These rights are supposed to guarantee residents certain levels of care, living standards, respect, privacy, and more. But sometimes, some or all of patients’ rights are violated by nursing homes that are understaffed and underfunded.

The lawyers at Terry Bryant are dedicated to standing up for the rights of nursing home residents. If your parent, child, spouse, or other loved one had his or her rights violated while living in a nursing facility, our nursing home abuse lawyer legal team is here to help. We can investigate the nursing home for any possible abuse or neglect—just dial (800) 444-5000 or fill out a free online request form.


Some of the key protections in the Residents’ Bill of Rights include:

  1. Freedom from Physical and Mental Abuse
    Care providers are forbidden from physically, mentally, or emotionally abusing patients at all times.
  2. Privacy
    Residents should be given privacy when attending to personal needs and access to a private place when receiving visitors. In cases where privacy rights are violated, it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to seek legal remedies and protect your rights.
  3. Personal Possessions
    Residents are allowed to retain their possessions and store them in a secure area while living in the nursing home facility, provided the items don’t interfere with other residents’ rights.

Other protections include management of financial affairs, communication in a native language, practicing a religion, participating in social events and activities, and more.


Because nursing homes are in business to make money, they may take shortcuts at the expense of resident rights and health. At Terry Bryant, we know the Residents’ Bill of Rights in Texas, and we can determine if your family member’s rights were violated. Let us stand up for your loved one—call today.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]