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Assisted Living

Translating Nursing Home Ombudsman Skills to Assisted Living: Something Old, Something New  (March 2003)
State ombudsman programs vary in the length of experience they have in assisted living. This paper shows how, regardless of the differences among states, ombudsman skills and knowledge gained in nursing homes can be applied to individual and systemic advocacy in assisted living. There are also aspects of assisted living noted in this paper that pose special challenges and that call for different approaches. (Appendices not included. Call the Center if you need copies of the appendices.)

Translating Nursing Home Ombudsman Skills to Assisted Living: Something Old, Something New - Teaching Guide (May 2008)
This document is to assist long-term care ombudsman programs in teaching the content of the paper to LTCO to emable them to be more effective advocates for residents in assisted living.

Ombudsman Advocacy Challenges in Assisted Living: Outreach and Discharge (March 2001)
This technical assistance paper is presented in two sections. It begins by describing challenges programs face in doing assisted living outreach and practical steps they might take to more effectively reach assisted living consumers and providers. It continues with a focus on Ombudsman intervention in discharge cases.

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