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Senior Rights

Avoid Senior Scams

January 29, 2015

Please caution your clients against ongoing scams via letters, phone calls and emails. An ongoing scam is a letter going to property owners asking them to pay a fee of $83 for a copy of their deed and a property assessment. It’s easy to fall for….but don’t. Anyone who responds will be paying for something…

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North Carolina’s Bill of Rights for Residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

January 22, 2015

Residents’ Rights Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities (which are considered adult care homes in North Carolina) have the same rights as anyone else. In addition there are specific protections that are acknowledged and protected by North Carolina law. This is a reformatted condensed version of North Carolina’s Adult Care Home Bill of Rights…

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The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

January 21, 2015

Residents of nursing homes have as many rights as everyone else. However, they can be overlooked due to the institutional setting and disabilities that prevent many residents from advocating for themselves. It’s important to understand the rights specifically protected for nursing home residents, and how to to be able to enforce them. Nursing home residents’…

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Contact Your Area’s Ombudsman for Care Concerns

December 21, 2014

Alongside The Elderlaw Firm and our team of experienced attorneys, nursing home residents and their families have a powerful advocate on their side, in the North Carolina Ombudsman Program. North Carolina’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program consists of state and regional ombudsmen who help residents of long-term care facilities to exercise their rights. In addition…

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Fighting Elder Abuse in North Carolina

December 2, 2014

Elder abuse is a serious issue in every state. At The Elderlaw Firm, we’re dedicated to fighting for justice for elders and family members that have had to deal with the trauma of elder abuse. If you believe a loved one is suffering from elder abuse, reporting it is the first step. As a full…

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