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Residents' Rights Month 2015: CARE Matters

October 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015        
Residents' Rights Month is an annual event designated by the Consumer Voice and is celebrated in October to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, sub acute units, assisted living, board and care and retirement communities. It is a time for celebration and recognition offering an opportunity for every facility to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individual resident. The theme for Residents' Rights Month 2015 is, "CARE Matters" with the goal of highlighting quality care.

2015 Residents' Rights Month Packet of Materials
Each year, the Consumer Voice develops a packet to help you plan your Residents’ Rights events. The packet is completely downloadable and features ready-to-use items, including promotional materials, activities to celebrate Residents' Rights Month, training tools and resources. Check back as Residents' Rights Month packet materials become available.
Introduction & Overview
2006 CARE Matters Packet
In 2006, the theme of Residents' Rights Week was CARE Matters.  The 2006 packet was split into four sections named for the letters in CARE - Choice, Accountability, Rights and Empowerment.  Many materials and resources from this packet are still relevant and useful today.
Promotional Materials

The Resident's Voice Challenge 2015
The entry period for the Resident's Voice Challenge 2015 has closed.  View this year's Resident's Voice submissions here.
Consumer Voice is pleased to announce the 2015 Resident’s Voice Challenge!  Creative writing and artistic expression are meaningful and compelling ways to communicate the importance of residents’ rights and how these rights can be carried out in all long-term care settings.  
For this year’s Resident’s Voice Challenge, residents are encouraged to pick up their pens, dust off their type writers or use a computer to display their writing or artistic skills by submitting essays, poems, artwork, drawings, or videos related to the theme for Residents' Rights Month 2015 "CARE Matters".
Entries submitted for the Resident’s Voice Challenge will be compiled and shared in a variety of formats.  We are asking residents and consumers to submit 40 words of wisdom to coincide with the celebration of Consumer Voice’s 40th anniversary.  Some entries may appear in our “40 Words of Wisdom” book (on sale this summer).  Other submissions may appear on the Consumer Voice website, be featured at the 2015 Annual Conference, be highlighted in our weekly e-newsletter - The Gazette, or be used in additional forums. Every resident who submits an entry will receive a certificate for participating in the 2015 Resident’s Voice. 
For more information and submission guidelines, click here.

Residents' Rights Month Activities
Residents' Rights Month is a time to offer residents an opportunity to participate in engaging activities.  Use the activities below to involve residents and staff members in sharing with the community.
Activities for Residents with staff and ombudsmen:
Activities for Staff and Ombudsmen:

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