In the December webinar, Lori Smetanka, Director of the Ombudsman Resource Center provided an overview of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and its work advocating for long-term care residents. She also reviewed the role of the ombudsman in supporting individuals seeking to transition out of the nursing home into a community based setting.
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- An overview of the history and role of the ombudsman, its mandate and responsibilities under the Older Americans Act (30 mins)
- Discussion and examples of how ombudsmen advocate and support residents in long-term care facilities, including those who want to transition out of nursing homes into community settings (30 mins)
- Discussion and Q&A (30 mins)
Objectives - After attending this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the long-term care ombudsman program and how it works on behalf of long-term care residents
- Summarize how the ombudsman supports residents who seek to transition out of nursing homes
Principal Faculty and Credentials: Lori Smetanka, JD
Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides.
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