October is Residents’ Rights Month, an annual event designated by Consumer Voice to honor residents of long-term care communities. It is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect and the rights of each resident. The federal Nursing Home Reform Law guarantees residents’ rights and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity, choice, and self-determination. The law also requires nursing homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident.” Residents’ Rights Month is a time to raise awareness of these rights and celebrate residents. Read more...

Residents' Rights Month Activity Calendar   Consumer Voice has created a fantastic calendar with activities for October that would be appropriate for any day of the year.