We encourage residents to bring personal possessions including some furnishings and appropriate clothing as space permits. Every effort will be made to protect the resident’s personal items from loss or damage while he or she is a resident.A written inventory of the resident’s personal possessions, signed by the resident or the resident’s legal representative shall be completed at the time of admission and updated at least annually.All personal effects brought to any resident must be brought to the nurses’ station and checked with the nurse in charge before delivery to the resident. The nurse will label each item and record them in the inventory.
The resident has the right to manage his or her financial affairs.The resident may authorize the facility in writing to manage any personal funds. If the resident chooses to have the facility manage their funds, the facility may not refuse to handle these funds.Upon written authorization, the facility must hold, safeguard, manage, and account for the personal funds of the resident deposited with the facility. Residents will have access to petty cash from their personal funds on an ongoing basis and will be able to arrange access to higher fund amounts.