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National Residents' Rights Month 2011

As part of Residents' Rights Month, the Consumer Voice has developed a new product - the Residents' Rights Community Outreach Kit. Each outreach kit (assembled in a Residents' Rights bag) features a items to be used for Residents' Rights advocacy including: postcards with Resident Voice artwork and quotes, buttons, stickers, wristbands and a collection of this year's Residents’ Voice entries promoting residents' rights and this year's theme. These kits are helpful awareness tools and can be used as giveaways for Residents' Rights Month luncheons, press activities, visits with residents and other activities.  Place your order today.

  Click Here to see Resident Voice entries

Click Here to see photos and video from the Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Reform's Residents' Rights Rally

We are pleased to announce Residents' Rights Week has been expanded to Residents' Rights Month. This gives us the entire month of October to call attention to the very important topic of residents' rights.

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 2011 is, "Welcome Home: Creating Connections Between Residents and the Community" with the goal of educating the community about residents' rights and to increase community involvement with residents.

2011 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.

Introduction & Overview

Training Materials

Promotional Materials

The Resident's Voice Challenge 2011

The Resident’s Voice is an opportunity for residents from facilities across the country to share their ideas about this year’s Residents’ Rights Month theme with other residents, ombudsmen, families, community members and nursing home staff.

Residents are encouraged to think about and respond to the following questions:

  1. What is your favorite memory of growing up in your community?

  2. What was your favorite community event growing up?

  3. What does it mean to be part of a community?

  4. Why is it important to you to have community members come into your home/facility?

Residents can respond to the questions in writing (poems, stories), through art of any kind or with video’s/recordings. We will use one or two of the entries for the Residents’ Rights Month packet and community outreach kit. We encourage facilities/families to frame resident entries and hang them in residents’ rooms or other areas of the facility. 

Resources

Residents' Rights Month 2011 Advisory Board

Residents' Rights Month 2011 Events & News
Below is a listing of Residents' Rights Month events and news articles from across the country.

Residents' Rights Community Outreach Kit


As part of Residents' Rights Month, the Consumer Voice has developed a new product - the Residents' Rights Community Outreach Kit. Each outreach kit (assembled in a Residents' Rights bag) features a items to be used for Residents' Rights advocacy including: postcards with Resident Voice artwork and quotes, buttons, stickers, wristbands and a collection of this year's Residents’ Voice entries promoting residents' rights and this year's theme. These kits are helpful awareness tools and can be used as giveaways for Residents' Rights Month luncheons, press activities, visits with residents and other activities. The kits are not dated to October and can be used to promote Residents' Rights year round! Place your order today.