Long-Term Care Residents Honored During Residents’ Rights Month, October

By Cherrie Nutley, SWODA Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Supervisor — Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) to celebrate and focus on awareness of dignity, respect and the value of long-term care residents. The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2020 is, “Connection Matters” to emphasize connections to family,…

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