Ombudsmen

State ombudsman programs must follow federal rules, HHS says

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The Department of Health and Human Services is giving states until July 1, 2016 to get in step with long-established federal guidelines governing the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.

LTC ombudsman rule needs clearer conflict of interest protections, Consumer Voice says

LTC ombudsman rule needs clearer conflict of interest protections, Consumer Voice says

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The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has praised a proposed rule to improve the quality and uniformity of state long-term care ombudsman programs, but said conflict of interest concerns merit more attention.

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.