Specialized Information for:

Nursing HomesAssisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services
  • It's Residents'
    Rights Month!

    The 2018 Residents' Rights Month theme is Speak Up: Know Your Rights and How to Use Them

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  • New On-Demand Training Center New On-Demand
    Training Center

    This on-demand education platform allows you to delve into important topics through our online courses.

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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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  • 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. Watch this new video about the role of the ombudsman.

    Watch the video!

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News and Press

Kentucky State LTC Ombudsman, Sherry Culp, Quoted in “Patients are getting screwed” Article

Posted: October 4th, 2018

Volunteer Ombudsman Recruitment Video from Dallas Texas

Posted: September 13th, 2018

Sizing Up Assisted Living: An Examination of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Complaint Data

Posted: July 31st, 2018

New Training Materials on Suicide from the Illinois Ombudsman Program

Posted: July 19th, 2018

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Resource Center Updates

Updated Hand in Hand Tips for Ombudsman Program Training

Posted: October 8th, 2018

October NORC Notes: Residents' Rights Resources

Posted: October 1st, 2018

Ombudsman Outlook September 2018

Posted: September 28th, 2018

Webinar Materials - Emergency Preparedness: Ombudsman Program Advocacy and Facility Responsibilities

Posted: September 18th, 2018

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