Specialized Information for:

Nursing HomesAssisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services
  • Resources to promote and plan events. Are you ready for
    Residents' Rights Month?

    Residents' Rights Month is an annual event designated by the Consumer Voice and is celebrated in October to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. The theme for Residents' Rights Month 2015 is "It's All About Me."

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  • Be Prepared:
    Emergency Preparedness Resources

    In light of recent natural disasters across the country, review important emergency preparedness resources.

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  • Resources on the Revised
    Nursing Facility Regulations

    On October 4, 2016, the final regulations for nursing homes participating in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs were published in the Federal Register.

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  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Final Rule Published

    This rule provides the first regulatory guidance for States' Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs to provide clarity about implementation.

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News and Press

Rhode Island SLTCO Appeared on the Lieutenant Governor’s Cable TV Show

Posted: September 15th, 2017

Tennessee Ombudsman Program Representative Interviewed by PBS

Posted: September 14th, 2017

Dehydration—A Silent Signal for Help

Posted: July 5th, 2017

Ohio Website Shows Where Nursing Homes Excel and Fall Short

Posted: June 20th, 2017

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Resource Center Updates

Ombudsman Outlook September 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017

New Technical Assistance FAQ Page

Posted: August 31st, 2017

LTCOP Volunteer Management: Model Materials and Sharing Best Practices

Posted: June 1st, 2017

Ombudsman Outlook May 2017

Posted: May 31st, 2017

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