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Care, Choice and Dignity: The Ingredients for Residents' Rights

Tuesday 05/08/2018 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Skokie Police
7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL 60077

Presented by Audrey Thompson, LMSW
Long Term Care Ombudsman, Evanston

Residents' Rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law. The law requires nursing homes to "promote and protect the rights of each resident" and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity and self determination. A person living in a long-term care facility maintains the same rights as an individual in the larger community. Audrey will explain the principles underlying residents' rights and how long term care residents can be encouraged and supported in exercising their rights, and the role of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

5:00pm Registration/Light Dinner
5:15pm - 5:30pm Introductions
5:30pm - 6:30pm Presentation

To register, email events@elderwerks or call 847-462-0885.

1.0 CEU will be awarded to nurses, professional counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators.

A $5.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013, will be collected from all attendees. An invoice will be emailed after registration to those paying by credit card. *No fee for community members

Sponsors:
Gentle Home Services
CJE SeniorLife
Village of Skokie
In-Home Counseling for Seniors
Dutton Casey and Mesoloras
Elderwerks


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