Charting the Ombudsman Program’s Role in a Modernized Long-Term Care System

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Article Publication Date: 
1/1/2008
Summary: 
This report is the product of a dialogue concerning the role of the Ombudsman program as representation for residents of long-term care facilities in a system that is moving towards home and community-based long-term care. The report follows three key areas in which Ombudsmen can play a role—HCBS, diversion from nursing homes, and transition from institutional care—and considered the program’s resources, federal limitations, and conflicts of interest.
Types/Tools: 
Populations: 
Advocates
Sources: 
NASUAD
Programs/Initiatives: 
Older Americans Act (OAA)
Keywords: 
Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP); Home and Community Based Care; HCBS

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