Resident Care Policies

The basic philosophy of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has supported the autonomy of the persons receiving care services. The facility's statement of purpose emphasizes quality of living experience adopted to the individual's health status and personal preferences.

The right of each person to govern their own care and treatment has long been a recognized health care concept. The right to accept or refuse treatment is considered a basic human right. As such patients may also anticipate health status circumstances and give forethought and foremention of what care objectives and treatment alternatives they would expect and accept if faced with those circumstances and unable to communicate their wishes at that moment. Such pre-considerations of treatment plan expressed to members of family, physician, legally-appointed representative or expressed by the patient in writing are considered Advance Directives and carry the same weight in care planning as the person's own input at the time of an interdisciplinary care planning meeting.