So today' s topic is Martha Deaver
does more than criticize people 's mistakes.
does something about them, especially when those mistakes kill people.
As you read this, Deaver's
getting ready to go to Washington, D.C. On Friday, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
, Robert Mueller III, will present her with the 2010 FBI Director 's Community Leadership Award for the state of Arkansas.
In 2005 Martha Deaver
created the Arkansas Advocates ' first National Nursing Assistant Recognition Awards Banquet to honor Certified Nursing Assistants in Arkansas for their dedication in caring for nursing home residents.
No, this isn' t a lady who ' s disappointed when she
doesn 't find a scandal.
's happy and relieved.
As the FBI
put it in the announcement: ' Martha Deaver 's selection is based upon her
diligent and dedicated work to not only improve the lives of the nursing home residents in Arkansas, but also across the United States, by protecting them from crimes and abuses committed against these elderly and infirm citizens, as well as raise the public ' s attention to this tragedy. '
This award goes to people whose work in ' areas of terrorism, crime, drug, gang or violence prevention/education have had an exemplary impact on the community. '
The statement goes on:
' In addition to her
advocacy work for those who are often incapable of protecting themselves, Martha Deaver
has become a resource on these issues for numerous media outlets, public relations companies and the public at large.
outreach efforts, Martha Deaver
has raised the public 's and the industry ' s awareness of the vulnerability of those in nursing home facilities.
She has also worked extensively with federal and state agencies, such as the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care, that are responsible to keep these citizens safe from abuse and criminal activity. '
She also worked for three years with Consumer Reports to produce an in-depth documentary on America 's Nursing homes titled, ' The Crisis in America 's Nursing Homes. ' She was a contributor to the 2004 Government Accountability Office report titled ' Arkansas Coroner Referrals Confirm Weaknesses in State and Federal Oversight of Quality of Care. '
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