Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents rights.  Paid and volunteer staff work to protect the quality of life and quality of care for Kansans who live in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home plus facilities. 

Ombudsman do not regulate long-term care facilities, but they do work with residents, their families, providers and other agencies to resolve problems and concerns.

Some of the ways ombudsmen help long-term care residents include:

  • Advocating for person-centered approaches by providers to meet the needs and honor the preferences of residents;
  • Working to resolve complaints and issue on behalf of residents.
  • Telling residents about their rights.
  • Providing information and support for resident and family councils.
  • Helping residents and families learn about long-term care.
  • Working to to bring about change that improves care at the local, state, and national levels.

 

Upcoming Training Event

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It is hard to imagine having a loved one go to a setting where no one knows anything about them, 
or even who the people are that are important to them.    
This is a simple way to provide some peace of mind and also help our heavily burdened healthcare workers provide the best support and care.

May 25th, 2022
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Register Here 


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