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 Read more
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 Read more
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 advocating for residents, ombudsmen educate the public and facility staff Read more
Under North Carolina law, disabled adults of any age are to be protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The law states that “any person having reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services shall report such information.” The areas defined under North Carolina law are: Abuse: willful infliction of physical Read more
There is a North Carolina Bill of Rights for residents of both nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In addition, there are concerns over elder abuse, both physical and financial. North Carolina has specific initiatives against senior scams, that focus on taking advantage of the elderly. To protect yourself and your loved one, and to find out where to turn for help, the Senior Rights Resource Center has important information for North Carolina seniors and those who love them.