Term Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs
Code FT-4950
Definition Programs that investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing facilities, residential care homes, assisted living facilities and other supervised living facilities for older adults. The program also promotes policies and practices that improve the quality of life, health, safety, welfare and rights of residents; monitors laws, regulations and policies that affect those who live in long-term care facilities; provides the public with information about long-term care options; and promotes the development of consumer organizations concerned about long-term care. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system.
Created 11/29/99
Changed 11/12/13
Use References Long Term Care Ombudsperson Programs
Nursing Home Ombudsman Programs
Nursing Home Ombudsperson Programs
See Also References Adult Residential Facility Complaints (DD-1500.0080)
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (LH-0350)
Health Law (FT-3250)
Long Term Care Insurance (LH-3000.4500)
Long Term Care Insurance Information/Counseling (LH-3500.4500)
Long Term Care Options Counseling (LH-4600)
Medicaid Managed Care Ombudsman Programs (FT-5410)
Nursing Facility Complaints (DD-1500.4280-600)
Patient Rights Assistance (FT-6200)
External Classification Terms Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Ombudsman for Health Programs (UW
Ombudsman for Individual and Family Life (UW
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
Long Term Care
Older Adults
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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