Nursing Home Committee Assesses Conditions in Moore County Facilities
Have you ever had a family member or friend in need of sub-acute rehabilitation or long term care in a skilled nursing or long-term care facility? Are you concerned about the quality of care provided to residents in your county’s facilities?
The Moore County Joint Nursing Home/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of local citizens who are appointed by the County Board of Commissioners to be volunteer grassroots advocates for residents in long-term care facilities.
Committee members make quarterly visits to each nursing home and adult care home in Moore County. CAC members assess the general conditions under which residents are residing, try to speak with residents and any family members during the visits and assist residents with any possible grievance resolution regarding their rights.
It is important to note that any information given to a CAC member is confidential and the resident cannot be discriminated against for registering a complaint.
Reports of these visits are sent to the Regional Ombudsman and become public record.
In addition to visiting nursing homes and adult care homes, CAC members serve as a nucleus for increased community involvement in the facilities, promote community education and awareness of the needs of residents in long-term care facilities and work toward keeping the public informed about all aspects of long-term care.
A public meeting is held quarterly at the Senior Enrichment Center to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the committee and to express any concerns they may have about a facility or care provided.
The next CAC public meeting will be held at the Enrichment Center Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m.
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