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. 

Ombudsmen 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 issues 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 Events

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We invite you to join us for “Person Centered Approaches with People Experiencing Dementia”

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman invites you to join Tanya M. Richmond, MSW, LCSW, Partner at Support Development Associates, Certified Death Doula, and Co-Chair of The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices for a 2.0-hour training covering person centered best practice, the latest research in person centered practices with those experiencing dementia, and practical application tips.

This approach recognizes that dementia is only one aspect of a person and helps to move the focus from being solely on their disease, to who they actually are as a person. Person centered care helps to ensure people with dementia can take part in the things they enjoy. It can be an effective way of preventing and managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Use the link below to register for this informational and interactive virtual training via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

February 23, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST
Register Here 

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