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Friday, October 1, 2010

Residents' Rights Week 2010

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October 3-9, 2010, is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Week, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care residents have made to better our country.

This year's theme – Defining Dining: It’s About Me -, was selected to call attention to the fact that residents should have choices about food and dining; and residents should be part of decision-making in long-term care facilities.

By listening to their voices, residents will be treated with dignity and respect of their full individuality; staff and residents will enjoy relationships that enhance their day to day lives.

Many people care about residents - family members, citizen advocates, ombudsmen, facility staff, etc. This care can be truly individualized and focused on each person’s needs and preferences.

Join in celebrating and acknowledging these rights

During Residents’ Rights Week, recognize all long-term care ombudsman program staff and volunteers who work daily to promote residents’ rights, assist residents with complaints and provide information

I encourage community members to visit someone they know in a long-term care facility or volunteer in a facility. Your assistance and attention helps to ensure that the voices of long-term care residents do not go unheard and demonstrates to residents that they have not been forgotten.

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