March 24, 2017
Hawaii State Ombudsman, John McDermott, must act as the sole long-term care ombudsman for the entire state of Hawaii with only a small number of active volunteers to support him. However, the potential passing of Senate Bill 530 presents hope for McDermott, Hawaii’s State Ombudsmen Program, and the state’s long-term care residents, allocating $150,000 to the program.
March 22, 2017
The Rhode Island Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and State Ombudsman Kathleen Heren were featured in an article in PrimeTime magazine.
March 21, 2017
ACL, in consultation with stakeholders from the aging and disability communities, has drafted a set of principles to guide their work with helping people make choices and control their own decisions, regardless of their age, disability, or illness, and to enhance existing programs and services related to serious or advanced illness for older adults and people with disabilities. Now ACL needs your feedback.