Weeklong Celebration Reaffirms Rights of Texas Nursing Home Residents.
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 1999--
Residents' Rights Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 3-9, is a time for communities to celebrate the lives and reaffirm re·af·firm
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To affirm or assert again.
re the rights of men and women who live in nursing homes.
This national celebration helps draw attention to legal rights of America's nursing facility residents, as spelled out in the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. This law guarantees quality of care, promotion of a high quality of life, and other rights to nearly 2 million men and women nationwide, of whom approximately 95,000 are Texans.
"This is a time to honor As a verb, to accept a bill of exchange, or to pay a note, check, or accepted bill, at maturity. To pay or to accept and pay, or, where a credit so engages, to purchase or discount a draft complying with the terms of the draft. and strengthen positive relationships between nursing home staffs and residents," said John Willis
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Willis emphasized the importance of communities getting involved in nursing home issues.
"The people living in these facilities are mothers, fathers, grandparents grandparents npl → abuelos mpl
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grandparents grand npl , friends and family members," Willis said. "Residents' Rights Week is all about celebrating the lives of nursing home residents and reconfirming their autonomy and dignity."
For additional information, call 800/252-2412 to contact the Regional Nursing Home Ombudsman at your local TDoA-affiliated area agency on aging. You can also contact the Texas Department on Aging State Ombudsman's Office at 512/424-6840.