The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee was established by North Carolina General Statute to be a volunteer, grassroots advocate for residents in nursing homes. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities.
Members must reside within Forsyth County and have no conflict of interest.
Members are appointed by County Commissioners for an initial one year term and can be reappointed for a three year term. The composition of the Committee should include individuals from a spectrum of vocations and professions who have an interest in long term care. One third of the appointments are to be from nominations submitted by nursing home administrators in Forsyth County.
NOTE: In accordance with the laws establishing the Committee, no member of the Committee or an immediate family member of a person on the Committee shall be a patient in, employed by, have a financial interest in, or be on the governing board of a nursing home served by the Committee. An "immediate family member" is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, child, grandmother, grandfather, and in-laws.
Committee members must complete required training, which is provided by the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging Ombudsmen. Committee members are required to visit long-term care facilities at least once every three months, and attend quarterly business/training sessions.
Meetings are held quarterly on the 3rd Monday of March, June, September and December at 6:30 p.m. at a location to be determined.
The following appointments are open for applicants:
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