Residents' Rights Week 1998.
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 1998--Residents of nursing homes, their families and advocates are celebrating resident empowerment during Residents' Rights Week, Oct. 4-10, 1998.
The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 guarantees quality of care to nearly 2 million residents nationwide of which, almost 95,000 are Texans. The 75th Texas Legislature The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. The legislature meets at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. In Texas, the Legislature is considered the most powerful branch of state government because of its aggressive use of the power of the purse to then adopted the federal requirements and issued Texas-specific reforms.
During Residents' Rights Week, we reaffirm re·af·firm
tr.v. re·af·firmed, re·af·firm·ing, re·af·firms
To affirm or assert again.
re that residents deserve the highest quality of life possible and that their basic human rights cannot be compromised. It is also a time to honor family members, nursing home staff, advocates and residents who work to promote and ensure residents' rights.
One purpose of Residents' Rights Week is to recognize the contributions that nursing home residents have made to our society by discussing issues such as quality of care or quality of life and by finding opportunities throughout the year to educate people and to support continuing nursing home improvement.
Residents' Rights Week promotes care that protects and respects individual dignity and enhances the quality of residents' lives.
Community awareness of ongoing improvements in long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders. is important. It inspires us to celebrate the mothers, fathers, grandparents grandparents npl → abuelos mpl
grandparents grand npl → grands-parents mpl
grandparents grand npl , friends and family members who live in nursing homes and reconfirm re·con·firm
tr.v. re·con·firmed, re·con·firm·ing, re·con·firms
To confirm again, especially to establish or support more firmly: reconfirmed the reservations. their dignity and autonomy.
For additional information, contact your local area agency on aging's regional ombudsman ombudsman (äm`bədzmən) [Swed.,=agent or representative], public official appointed to deal with individual complaints against government acts. at 800/252-2412 or the Texas Department on Aging's Ombudsman Program, 512/424-6840.