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October is Residents’ Rights Month

This year, Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Week has been expanded to a month. This gives an entire month of October to call attention to the very important topic of residents’ rights. The goal throughout the month is to educate the community about residents’ rights and to increase community involvement with residents. The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2011 is Welcome Home: Creating Connections between Residents and the Community. The goal is to bring our elders back into the community at large by involving residents in the community and inviting the community into long-term care facilities in the month of October and throughout the year. For a list of Residents’ Rights Month events or to order a Residents’ Rights Community Outreach Kit, please go to the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care website: http://www.theconsumervoice.org/node/880