This committee serves the residents of long term care facilities within the county. The committees have legislative authority to monitor the Residents’ Bill of Rights, promote community involvement in the homes, provide public education on long term care issues, assist residents in grievance resolution, and promote elder abuse awareness. (G.S. 131 D-31, G.S. 131 E-128) Training is required. Contact Christina Franklin, Regional Ombudsman, at email@example.com for more information or to apply.