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Adult Care/Nursing Home Advisory Comm. - DSS [Cabarrus]

Criminal Justice and Legal Services
  • 1303 S. Cannon Blvd.
  • Kannapolis, NC
  • 28083
  • (704) 920-1400
PUBLIC PROFILE

Who are we?

PURPOSE: To serve as ombudsmen by advocating on behalf of individuals who are experiencing problems in a residential or nursing facility and by addressing issues collectively affecting residents SERVICES: The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee serves residents of Family Care Homes, Adult Care Homes (Rest Homes) and Group Homes for developmentally disabled adults. The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee serves residents of nursing facilities. Both are volunteer committees mandated to: 1) Monitor facilities to ensure that the Bill of Rights for residents is being followed. 2) Educate the public on long term care issues using the media. 3) Work to resolve grievances of residents and/or their families. 4) Promote elder abuse awareness. 5) Refer cases to the appropriate agencies, such as DSS for protective services. 6) Advocate for changes to improve quality of care for a resident(s). 7) Advocate for residents at public hearings and before legislative meetings. 8) Make friendly visits to isolated residents. 9) Assist residents with special needs - clothing items, lap robes,etc.

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1303 S. Cannon Blvd.
Kannapolis NC 28083
(704) 920-1400