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Breaking News - State created fictional 4-star rating under legal pressure to settle with troubled adult care home..

Cedarbrook Residential Center of Nebo, an adult care home in McDowell County with space for 80 residents, who may have mental illness and need constant assistance and supervision, boasts a perfect four-star state rating.

But that rating is a work of fiction. CLICK HERE for more details.

Special Event - "SPEAKEASY" for Those Who Need Our Voice

Casablanca Orchestra

To support our ongoing work, on October 21st, we will host an evening of entertainment, "SPEAKEASY" for Those Who Need Our Voice featuring Raleigh's own Casablanca Orchestra.

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 21
  • TIME: 6:30pm till 10:00 pm
  • WHERE: Glenaire Ballroom - 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC
  • DETAILS: Dance the evening away to the smooth, sophisticated rhythms and lush vocals of The Casablanca Orchestra. Enjoy fine wines, delicious hors d’oeuvres and the company of good people supporting a great cause!
  • PURCHASE TICKETS: You may purchase tickets via EVENTBRITE - CLICK HERE

Award Nominations

FORLTC is seeking nominations for The Sharon Wilder Advocacy Award and Facility (Nursing Home and Assisted Living) Best Practice Awards to be presented at the SPEAKEASY Event. The Sharon Wilder Award is made to honor an individual's service in protecting consumer rights and improving the quality of long term services and supports in North Carolina. The Best Practice Award is made to highlight a facility's efforts to adopt programming which reflects person-centered values, supports the rights of residents and improves quality of care. Should you wish to nominate a facility or person for these awards, please click below to find out more about each award and print the nomination forms.

  • Application for 2017 Facility Best Practice Award - CLICK HERE
  • Application for 2017 Sharon Wilder Advocacy Award - CLICK HERE

Event Sponsorship

We are pleased to offer the following event sponsorship opportunities to those who want to support our work.

  • Platinum Level - $2500
  • Gold Level - $1,000
  • Silver Level - $500
  • Bronze Level - $250

CLICK HERE for more details.

What Do We Do?

Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care (FORLTC) is an independent, nonprofit organization (501c3), committed to advancing the quality of life for the 100,000 individuals who receive long-term care in North Carolina. We focus on the entire continuum of long-term care including nursing homes, adult care homes (assisted living), continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and home health care.

Mission - Why Do We Exist?

Our mission is to advance quality of life for individuals receiving long term care services in North Carolina. 

Vision What is the impact of our work?

We represent the voice of residents and families in the public policy discourse. Our vision is to empower residents and families and to improve the quality of long-term care in North Carolina by providing a statewide network of education, advocacy, and support.

Values – What do we believe in?

We believe in strengthening partnerships throughout the aging services community by working collaboratively with residents, families, providers, and advocates to achieve our vision.  We believe that by building a sustainable, statewide network of engaged advocates and consumers we will be able to improve the quality of life and quality of care in long-term care in North Carolina. Our motto is "Quality Care, No Matter Where!"

We Accomplish Our Mission by...

  • Being an independent resource for consumers and families
  • Providing consumer-focused information about your long-term care options and rights
  • Helping people navigate the complicated system of long-term care services and supports
  • Offering seminars and training to consumers, providers, and advocates   
  • Building public awareness about long-term care issues
  • Answering questions on our Consumer Line at 919-782-1530
  • Offer a Lawyer Referral Service for residents who have suffered abuse or neglect

We Need Your Support...

Why Support Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care?

We represent over 100,000 people in North Carolina who, because they can no longer live independently, receive long-term care services. These residents and their family members need our voice, our commitment, and our strength to continue advocating for a better quality of life.

Your tax-deductible contribution to FORLTC allows us to advocate for and support the vulnerable elders and people with disabilities who receive long-term care in our state. Your support enables us to develop new trainings, provide enhanced outreach programs, have a stronger voice in the legislature, mentor students interested in the field of long-term care, and promote positive change for residents in nursing homes, adult care homes, independent living centers, and continuing care retirement communities.

News Updates...

Your Input is Requested for Our 2018 Public Policy Priorities

FORLTC is beginning the process of determining our public policy priorities for the 2018 legislative session and needs your support. CLICK HERE to find out how.

Proposed Rule to Allow Nursing Homes to Force Arbitration

The proposed change is a result of the nursing home industry’s direct lobbying of the President and his administration. Find out more - CLICK HERE.

Paying for Mistakes: North Carolina's 10 Most Penalized Adult Care Homes

Carolina Public Press investigation takes a look at the highest fines levied against adult care homes in the last three years,what led to them and the outcome for those facilities. Read more: