Nursing Home Care Activists Form Volunteer Committee To Monitor Care of Residents

Some individuals are coming together to form an alliance to assist with the state ombudsman program.  Local communities are creating Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees. These committees are volunteering their time to assist nursing home residents and their families.

The goals of the committee are “to advocate for improvement in the quality of care, promote patient rights, and keep the community both informed and involved with our elderly population”. The members are making unannounced visits to nursing homes and documenting their visits. Reports are provided to nursing home administrators and county and state representatives. The hope is to raise the value of care for residents in nursing homes. For more, read the story.   

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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