NEWS AND EVENTS 
Sept. 11, 12:30-1:30pm ET
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Informational Webinars
Sept. 18, 1:30-3pm ET
Dementia Care: Opioid Use & Impact for Persons Living with Dementia Call
Sept. 22-28
Fall Prevention Awareness Week
PLANNING FOR RESIDENTS' RIGHTS MONTH
Residents' Rights Month is celebrated in October to honor individuals receiving long term care services. The month provides an opportunity for your community to focus on an awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individual resident.
HOW TO CELEBRATE
Plan events and activities for the month to provide education, discussion, and community-building for residents, staff and family members. Explore the Residents' Rights Month Activities Calendar | More Activity Ideas
SPEAK UP RESOURCES
YOUR PARTICIPATION MATTERS
CMS, the CDC, and the Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations encourage nursing homes to continue to track and report C. difficile data to NHSN. These data inform national work on patient safety and are valuable for individual nursing home quality improvement projects, including C. difficile prevention and antibiotic stewardship.

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This material was prepared by Telligen, National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-CO-NNHQIC-03/18-001