The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center, operated by the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) in conjunction with the National Association of State Units on Aging, provides on-call technical assistance and intensive annual training to assist ombudsmen in their demanding work. The Center is supported with funds from the Administration on Aging. NCCNHR, located in Washington, DC, also has many resources to assist residents and their families. Contact NCCNHR at 202-332-2275, www.nursinghomeaction.org.
To contact a state or local long-term care ombudsman, visit the resource center’s website at www.ltcombudsman.org and click in the box “Who Are Ombudsmen?” You may also call AoA’s Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 and ask for the local ombudsman program or area agency on aging nearest the nursing home or similar facility where the resident lives. The area agency will either be the sponsor of the ombudsman program or know where the program is located. You may also locate the local ombudsman through the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which is usually located in the State Office on Aging.
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