Residents’ Rights Month
October is “Residents’ Rights Month”. This annual event is designated by Consumer Voice to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities and consumers receiving services in their home or community. This celebration is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect, and rights of each resident.
The 2021 Residents’ Rights Month theme, “Reclaiming My Rights, My Home, My Life,” acknowledges the impact of this past year on residents and highlights the need for residents’ rights to be recognized, recovered, and reasserted. It emphasizes the recognition of the long-term care facility as the residents’ home, and the importance of residents reclaiming their own lives. The theme focuses on raising awareness of federally mandated residents’ rights while also underscoring the need for dignity and self-determination of all residents.