Stand Up for Yourself and Each Other: A Self-Advocacy Training

December 18, 2019




Self-advocacy is an important life skill that doesn’t disappear as people age. It is a critical piece for those older adults receiving care in long-term facilities, and those who receive ongoing support. To help facilitate this ability to communicate their needs, as well as participate in decisions, the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care partnered with Moving Home Minnesota (a Money Follows the Person project) to develop a training curriculum for people who receive long-term services and support. This self-advocacy training focuses on Resident Councils and people in nursing homes and includes topics such as: the history of self-advocacy and Resident Council advocacy, resident rights, one-page descriptions, person centered care planning, grievances, awareness of abuse, and understanding retaliation. Jane Brink will share her knowledge, experience, and skills she learned developing this curriculum, as well as through the training she’s provided.

Click here to view the webinar details and access the free handouts.