We need you! Please plan to join us for 2019 Long-Term Care Legislative Advocacy Day in Downtown Raleigh on April 3rd.
Download our PRINTABLE INFORMATIONAL FLYER (PDF)
Friends of Residents is joining AARP-NC, the NC Regional Ombudsman Association, Disability Rights NC, the NC Assisted Living Association, the NC Senior Living Association, and the NC Health Care Facilities Association to address common, critical concerns for long-term care in North Carolina.
On April 3 you will have the opportunity to join others to talk with legislators about your concerns regarding long term care in North Carolina.
We’ll meet at 9am at the Albemarle Building, disperse to meet individually or in small groups with legislators, and return to the Albemarle building to debrief together.
Policy Priorities for 2019:
Increase the Personal Needs Allowance (PNA)
Increase the Medicaid PNA for residents in nursing homes (no increase in 31 years) and those in adult/family care homes (no increase in 16 years). Download PNA Background Paper
Increase the number of Long Term Care Ombudsmen in NC
Increase the ratio of Long-Term Care Ombudsman to residents in long-term care to the recommended national standards. Download Ombudsmen Background Paper
Register to attend today through this link
Registrants will receive training and resources to be effective advocates. Each will receive pre-event background papers, talking points, advocacy skills training, details about the event, and more.
All registrants are invited to a pre-event training on Wednesday, March 27 at 2pm. More details will follow.
We Need You!
Improving quality of life and quality of care for residents in long-term care is achievable with your action and support! Please help improve conditions in long term care by joining our network of advocates!
If you have questions about this event email Bill Lamb, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-782-1530.