Mitzi McFatrich is passionate about caring for the elderly in Kansas.
In her position as Executive Director of Kansas Advocacy for Better Care, McFatrich helps coordinate an annual legislative forum on senior issues, provides legislative progress reports and assists seniors in participating in the governmental process.
Founded in Lawrence in 1966 by six women concerned about the quality of nursing homes in the state, KABC is a statewide advocacy group that works to ensure that older adults receive safe, compassionate care at home or in an adult care facility.
KABC addresses legislative issues related to the quality of long-term care and the elimination of elder abuse. It provides guidance and support to elders and their families as they face the challenges of finding quality care and solving care problems. In addition, it provides education and support to constituencies who may need special training in order to deal effectively and safely with the elderly. Among the publications on their website are a wide assortment of booklets, reports, and other materials.
McFartrich encourages everyone who shares her concern to participate in KABC’s annual fundraising event, Stand By Me.