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August NORC Notes: Resources Help Ombudsman Programs Prepare for Residents' Rights Month!

August 1st, 2018

October is “Residents’ Rights Month,” an annual event designated by Consumer Voice to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. Residents’ Rights Month is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the awareness of dignity, respect, and the rights of each resident. Each year a packet of materials is put together and features ready-to-use items, including promotional materials, activity ideas, training tools, and resources.

Ombudsman programs can:

  • share the free resources and activity ideas with residents, families, and facility staff,
  • encourage residents to participate in the Resident’s Voice Challenge, and
  • use the outreach examples to promote Residents’ Rights Month.

Read the full NORC Notes email here to view the resources and packet of materials.