, Salem, MA


October 20, 2012

Letter: Recognizing residents' rights

To the editor:

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of North Shore Elder Services, which covers 38 nursing homes and rest homes on the North Shore and in the Mystic Valley, provides a way for residents in nursing facilities to express their concerns and have their complaints addressed.

The month of October is Residents’ Rights Month, an annual event designated by the Consumer Voice, a national advocacy organization on long-term care issues. This year’s theme is “My Voice, My Vote, My Right” and supports residents’ right to vote and participate in the political process.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark Nursing Home Reform Law. Its passage guaranteed residents their individual rights in order to promote and maintain their dignity and autonomy in long-term care facilities.

For more information about the Ombudsman Program, including the opportunity to volunteer, please call 978-750-4540.

Mee Lee Chin

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Program Manager

North Shore Elder Services

Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate