Posted: March 19th, 2018 | By: Annie Calfo
North Carolina’s leading advocacy organization for advancing the quality of life for long-term care residents, Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care, is holding a community “Conversation with Friends” to invite participants to share concerns and lend a voice to the call for improvements. This free event, co-sponsored by the Elder Law Clinic and AARP, is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2050 N. Peace Haven Road, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
With the state and region’s older population rapidly growing, more North Carolinians than ever before require long-term health care services. Today, more than 100,000 people in the state are receiving care in nursing homes, adult care homes (assisted living), continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and home health care settings, according to Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care.
“Conversations with Friends” are being held in various locations across the state to offer opportunity for such collaboration at the grassroots level. Local long-term care residents’ advocates will be on hand to listen to participants’ input, respond to questions, and provide resource information.
“We are working collaboratively with residents, families, providers, and advocates to build a sustainable, statewide network of engaged advocates and consumers to improve the quality of life and quality of care in long-term care in North Carolina,” states Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care President Bill Lamb in a press release.