October 16, 2017
October is not only the start of fall and the month of Halloween. It happens to also be Residents’ Rights Month. As an employee for the non-profit organization who is federally mandated to advocate for residents and their rights, I figured we should dedicate this month’s blog to Residents’ Rights.
Here the rights that residents have while living in long-term care:
You may ask, why do these need to be stated? Because as the federally-mandated advocacy organization, we see these rights violated regularly. There are reasons that rights are not upheld, and there are reasons that residents sometimes do not advocate for themselves.
Staff may not uphold the rights of a resident because they:
Residents often do not advocate for their rights because they:
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