Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Profile: Dedicated to excellence

Profile: Dedicated to excellence

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Of Carol Scott's many accomplishments, there is one that is a particular highlight: enabling nursing home residents on ventilators in her home state of Missouri to receive treatment.

Poor oversight allows nursing home workers to plunder residents' trust funds, investigation finds

Poor oversight allows nursing home workers to plunder residents' trust funds, investigation finds

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Nursing home workers face few impediments in stealing money from residents' trust funds, according to a USA Today investigation that uncovered thousands of cases of financial exploitation.

More liberal sexual expression policies are needed for person-centered care in nursing homes, researchers find

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Current approaches to sexual expression do not fit into the culture change movement toward more person-centered care in nursing facilities and similar settings, according to a recently published report.

State News

State News

MASSACHUSETTS — An ongoing debate over nursing homes' use of antipsychotics flared in July during a meeting of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs.

Proposal would bring unity to LTC state ombudsmen

Proposal would bring unity to LTC state ombudsmen

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States have run their respective long-term care ombudsman programs in differing ways for nearly 20 years, but that would change if a new proposal advances.

Senate bill seeks to empower long-term care ombudsmen, strengthen eldercare workforce

Senate bill seeks to empower long-term care ombudsmen, strengthen eldercare workforce

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Senate lawmakers are seeking to strengthen and expand the long-term care ombudsman program and boost the eldercare workforce through a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965. The measure was unveiled Thursday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and is co-sponsored by 14 Democratic senators.