Carter Catlett Williams

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Carter Catlett Williams was a social worker. She worked to change nursing homes so that older people living in them had more freedom. She started the Pioneer Network. It is a not-for-profit organization that works to make nursing homes better.[1] She was a leader in creating the Nursing Home Reform Act in 1987.[2] The University of Rochester Medical Center keeps her papers.[3]

Williams was born on September 2, 1923 in Texas and died on September 8, 2020 in Gloucester, Virginia. She was 97 years old.[4]

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  1. September 16; 2020 (2020-09-16). "Carter Catlett Williams". Pioneer Network. Retrieved 2020-10-10.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. Traub, Alex (2020-10-08). "Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  3. "Carter Catlett Williams - Non-Faculty Collections - Archives and Manuscripts - Rare Books and Manuscripts - Edward G. Miner Library - University of Rochester Medical Center". Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  4. Barnes, Bart. "Carter Williams, early advocate for restraint-free nursing homes, dies at 97". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-10-10.