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.


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News & Information

New Resource on our website - A Visual Guide: Mood and Behavioral Challenges in Dementia from the KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Mar 07, 2023
This newly update guide provides ways for caregivers to think through common mood and behavioral challenges and potential ways to respond to them.  It is a great resource for both family and professional caregivers. You can find this and other resources in our Dementia Care section under Issues of Interest.  Or click Mood and Behavioral Challenges in Dementia