County committee seeking volunteer advocates

The Moore County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants for volunteer service on the Moore County Nursing and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The committee is responsible for promoting resident rights, advocating for improvement in the quality of care, and keeping the community informed and involved with issues facing the elderly population.

Members of the committee make unannounced visits to facilities on a regular basis, where they observe and speak with residents (and family members) about the care they are receiving. The findings are then shared during an exit meeting with the facility administrator. Reports from each visit are sent to the Board of Commissioners and the regional ombudsman in Raleigh. Reports can be found at under Community (Programs and Services). In addition to the regular facility visits, the committee holds quarterly business meetings at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center.

Committee members receive training coordinated by the regional ombudsman with the Central Pines Regional Council of Governments and are appointed by the Board of Commissioners upon completion of training. The initial appointment to the committee is for one year, and each subsequent term of appointment is for three years. 

If interested in service, please contact Laura Williams, clerk to the Board of Commissioners, at 910-947-6403 or [email protected] for additional information.

File photo/2017: Sandy Nusbaum, CAC chair, reviews the new nursing and adult care home report site with Otis Ritter, county commissioner.

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