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October is National Residents' Rights Month

 

October 26, 2018



The Staff of The Jewish Pavilion and other local facilities honor and acknowledge the Seniors who live in long-term care and nursing homes. In 1987, the Federal government passed, “The Nursing Home Reform Law.”  This was to establish “Residents’ Rights” for quality care. Some of these rights include: To make independent choices; To participate in one’s own health care; To be fully informed; and Privacy and Confidentiality. The law also requires facilities to promote and protect the rights of residents. Residents’ Rights Month, is an opportunity for us to focus on and to raise awareness of these rights and to celebrate all residents with dignity and with respect.

—Judy Appleton, program director at The Jewish Pavilion 

 

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