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It's Residents' Rights Month!

October 01, 2022

October 1st marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of residents' rights. Spend time this month honoring residents living in all long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, sub-acute units, assisted living, board and care, and retirement communities. Plus, take time to focus on individuals receiving care in their homes or communities.

Being a part of a community is essential to our well-being. Throughout the pandemic, residents of long-term care facilities were disconnected from the resident and staff communities within their facilities when activities and group dining were limited. Residents were disconnected from the broader local community when visitation was restricted, and many residents were unable to leave their facilities to participate in outside activities.

This year's Residents’ Rights Month theme - Inspiring Unity within Our Community - emphasizes the importance of fostering meaningful community within the facility and encouraging residents’ connection to their local community.

Resident's Voice Poster Contest Selections

Thank you to the artists whose pieces were chosen:

Carrington Place art

"(Community) means to feel and stay connected to others through different experiences together. The project we picked gave everyone an opportunity to participate, be involved and be able to work at their own pace to create something special together. Even the residents that don’t actively participate can enjoy the finished artwork on display."

By Velma, Doris, Jere Robert, Catherine, Marybell, Lori, Caroline, Valice, Barbara, Betty F., WenMei, Barbara, Roe, Jane, Bill, Donna, Marina, Shirley, Jeanette, Thelma, Harvey, Thomas, Martha, Charlie, Nina, Betty S., Marty, Dylon, Warren, Harry, and Ann, residents of long-term care at Carrington Place in Matthews, NC

 Robertson artwork

"The petals are made of residents' handprints, the center is made of staff fingerprints, and the center represents the love we have for each other at our facility." 

By Alice, Alma, Barbara, Bernita, Betty, Brenda, Clare, Connie, Conrad, Daphne, Deetta, Dewey, Doris, Dorothy, Edna, Estill, Faye, Geneva, Harold, Hazel, Herbert, Ida, Ina, Jacob, Jane, Jimmy, Joanne, Joyce, Letha, Linda, Marian, Marjorie, Mary P., Mary R., Melvin, Minnie, Missouri, Nerita, Opal, Paul, Peggy, Sally, Shannon, Sharon, Sue, Todd, William and Willie, residents of long-term care at Robertson County Healthcare Facility in Mount Olivet, KY

Thank you to all of the long-term care consumers who submitted entries for this year's Resident's Voice Challenge. We received many fantastic submissions! 
View all submissions. 


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