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

October 20 training

We invite you to join us for  “A Person-Centered Approach to Care”

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.


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.

October 20th, 2022
2:00 to 3:30 PM
Register Here 


October 27th training

We invite you to join us for  “There is No Place Like Home”

Home is not an address; it is a feeling.  A place of comfort. It is where our environment maintains and enhances our quality of life.  An environment that provides a sense of safety, is calming, provides for a sense of self and value, supports social connectedness, and gives hope.  This is true for all people across the lifespan and the training examples could apply to anyone, living anywhere.   But when we look at people who reside in a nursing home there is regulatory requirement to operate in a way that provides for person centered care. 

The training will provide person centered practices to aid in knowing the individual, what is important to them, and how to best support them.  Everyone deserves to feel “at home” wherever they reside.  

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.

October 27th, 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 AM
Register Here 

 


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