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Annual Event

Friends of Residents is hosting "Be a Star for Friends" our second annual Evening with Friends fundraiser on October 20th at the Glenaire Retirement Center - 6:00pm-10pm. Please come and bring a guest(s) and enjoy a spectacular evening of enjoyable music by the Casablanca Orchestra. Annual EventEnjoy some fine Wines, delicious hors'douevres, and a camaradie of good people supporting a good cause. For more information about the event check out our flier and spread the word, then purchase tickets for the event.

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

  • Platinum Level - $2500
  • Gold Level - $1000
  • Silver Level - $500
  • Bronze Level - $250

For more information about event sponsorship and benefits to your organization, click here.

Nominations are open for Friends of Residents Annual Awards

The Sharon C. Wilder award and the Nursing Home/Assisted Living Best Practice Awards. The Wilder Award is given for outstanding advocacy on behalf of long term care consumers in protecting their rights and advocating for quality long term care in any setting. The best practice awards are given to one nursing home and one assisted living facility to honor exemplary practices which reflect person-centered care, promote residents’ rights and improve quality of care. Nominations for all awards must be received by October 7th. Awards will be given at the October 20th Evening with Friends.

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

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...

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years...

A July 7 article in the New York Times reports most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate. Read the entire article.