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Nursing Homes Assisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services
  • LTCOP Advocacy in
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    This Compendium is intended to assist LTCO Programs in increasing their effectiveness in advocacy for and with residents in assisted living facilities.

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  • Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the lives of long-term care residents What is an Ombudsman?

    Ombudsmen advocate for residents' rights and quality care; educate consumers and providers; resolve residents' complaints; and provide information to the public on nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and services.

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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

President Obama Has Signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016

Posted: April 19th, 2016

Elder Abuse Working Groups: A Review and Comparison of 15 State Working Groups

Posted: April 7th, 2016

A Guide for Consumers and their Families to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Posted: April 7th, 2016

The Department of Justice Launches 10 Regional Elder Justice Task Forces

Posted: March 31st, 2016

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Resource Center Updates

LTCO Program Advocacy in Assisted Living Facilities Compendium

Posted: March 4th, 2016

Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Findings from the First Prevalence Study

Posted: February 3rd, 2016

Ombudsman Outlook January 2016

Posted: February 1st, 2016

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services to Tribal Elders (TA Brief: Technical Assistance for LTCO Practice)

Posted: February 1st, 2016

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