Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
What does the word "Ombudsman" mean?
The term ombudsman (om-budz-man) is Scandinavian in origin. In the United States, it has come to mean "advocate."
What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?
The Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program was established under federal mandate through the Older Americans’ Act. A LTC Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights and well being of nursing home and assisted-living facility residents.