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NASW-NC Member Lauren Zingraff Featured on WRAL!

Friday, April 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Virus-related restrictions on long-term care facilities also keep inspectors out

Like relatives, state and federal inspectors are locked out of long-term care facilities during the pandemic. Routine inspections have been halted, and outside agencies that provide services are no longer allowed.


"People that are there on behalf of the residents, ensuring that they are receiving quality care, ensuring that their needs are met and even just the emotional support of companionship, has now ended," said Lauren Zingraff, executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Residents in Long Term Care.

 

"We are very concerned about the well-being of the over 100,000 individuals that live in long-term care facilities in North Carolina," Zingraff said.

 

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