What do we do?
We publish and distribute free informational brochures and newsletters related to long- term care.
We provide advice to existing Resident & Family Councils and free start-up assistance to new Family Councils.
We operate a toll-free help line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to assist anyone with long-term care issues.
We are a voice for residents and their families on the local level by working with residents, family members, local ombudsmen, local area Agencies on Aging, and County Commissioners to remedy problems in long-term care.
We serve as members on state level committees and attend state level forums to ensure the resident's point of view is heard and considered when decisions affecting long-term care are made.
We maintain email listserves at no cost to participants for our members and for Family Councils to communicate with each other.
We meet in Maryland at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 13106 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20720. These meetings are actually mini-conferences and include workgroups, discussion groups and committees in addition to speakers on relevant long-term care issues.
Legislative Action... When all else fails, we pursue legislative solutions and have found that it is wise to keep a close eye on proposed laws & regulation changes that might adversely affect people who need long-term care services and their families and friends. To that end, we have a hardworking legislative committee that not only watches what is happening in our State Legislatures, but also brings proposals for needed new legislation to our lawmakers.
We monitor national trends in long-term care through our participation in various national long-term care organizations including the Coalition for Quality Care and the Assisted Living Consumer Alliance.
We provide input to federal agencies and Congressional Committees on the impact their actions and decisions have on people who need long-term care services and their friends and families.