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Residents' Rights Month News & Events

  • The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman wrote a blog on Residents' Rights Month.
  • The Alaska Long-Term Care Ombudsman program created this video to promote Residents' Rights.
  • The Louisiana Long-Term Care Ombudsman program published their October 2022 issue of OMBUDS Bulletin, a quarterly newsletter. Inside, you’ll see special October commemorations, including an Ombuds Day Proclamation from Governor John Bel Edwards. 
  • The Governor of Kansas proclaimed October as National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month. The Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program & a group of residents visited the Capitol in Topeka to represent thousands of people who live in long-term care homes in Kansas. 
  • The Illinois Ombudsman program produced a video with their State Unit on Aging Director. The program also issued a proclamation from the Governor and a proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Evanston. The program also issued a press release and a letter to the editor.
  • The mayor of Tallapoosa, Georgia has issued a proclamation declaring October Residents' Rights Month.
  • Rhode Island's State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Kathleen Heren, wrote an article discussing Residents' Rights Month. 
  • Marilyn Shiroma, an ombudsman manager in South-Central Idaho, wrote an article about the importance of Resident's Rights Month and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program's role in protecting residents' rights.
  • Texas's Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman representatives, Kim Palmore and Vanessa Conway, are celebrating Residents' Rights Month by presenting at each nursing facility in the nine counties they serve. They will also be giving each resident a blanket with their program phone number printed on it.
  • The Ombudsman program in Weld County, Colorado kicked off Residents' Rights Month with a Proclamation from their county commissioners. They also held an art competition for residents with two winners. Using the winning pieces, they created yard signs to be displayed at all of the long-term care facilities in the county. The winners were also presented with a plaque during the Proclamation. ​
  • The Pennsylvania Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman has created a series of trainings covering residents' rights for weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 of October. These trainings feature Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents (PEERs) acting out the scenarios.
  • The Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island, proclaimed October to be Residents' Rights Month.
  • The Governor of Florida signed a proclamation declaring October to be Residents' Rights Month.
  • The Mayor of Tampa, Florida issued a proclamation declaring October to be Residents' Rights Month.
  • Florida's West Central Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council celebrated Residents' Rights Month at a District-Wide Resident Council meeting on October 13 discussing and sharing ideas on Inspiring Unity within Our Community. Ideas included partnering with the art school next door for resident-student classes and art shows, partnering with local charities to volunteer and donate, resident-staff beach volleyball challenge, and trunk or treat for local kids.
  • The Elder Justice Committee of Metro Justice in Rochester, New York, organized a meeting, "Sharing the Secret," to inform others of nursing home resident rights protected by federal law. 

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