The title of today’s article is not boastful – it is accurate and truthful! The National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) is the best, most effective advocacy group for nursing home residents in America. NCCNHR was formed because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes and is the outgrowth of work first achieved by advocates working for Ralph Nader and later for the National Gray Panthers in 1975.

NCCNHR’s current 20-member board, which includes residents of nursing homes, represents the grassroots membership of concerned advocates of quality long term care nationwide. NCCNHR provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative policy development and models and strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities. Ongoing work addresses issues such as:

Inadequate staffing in nursing homes, particularly all levels of nursing staff

Poor working conditions, salaries and benefits for long-term care workers

Maintenance of residents’ rights and empowerment of residents

Support for family members and development of family councils

Development and support for the long-term care ombudsman program

Minimizing the use of physical and chemical restraints

The high cost of poor care, such as pressure sores, dehydration, incontinence, and contracture of residents’ muscles

Accountability to taxpayers for nursing home expenditures and failure to fulfill government contracts.

Check out the NCCNHR web site – it is full of informative and free information.

Interested in joining NCCNHR? You will not be sorry.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at