Long Term Care Ombudsman
The Long Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate whose goal is to promote the highest possible quality of life and care for residents living in long-term care facilities.
The Ombudsman ensures the understanding and implementation of residents' rights through staff and resident training; receives and attempts to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of long-term residents; protects the privacy and confidentiality of residents and families; educates the community about long-term care facilities; and advocates for improvements in relevant legislation and policy.
Residents, relatives, facility staff, public agencies or any person or group interested in resident well-being may contact the Ombudsman. Callers may be anonymous. There is no cost.
- The Long Term Care Assistance Project (LTCAP) provides free legal assistance on long term care issues in Maryland. This service is offered through Maryland Legal Aid.
- Maryland Office of Health Care Quality provides important information about Nursing Homes and Assisted Living homes with more than 5 beds in your area.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Nursing Home Compare Surveys
- Advance Directives Information Sheet
- Maryland Advance Directive: Planning for Future Health Care Decisions
- Maryland MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)
- Medical Assistance for Nursing Home Care
United States Department of Justice: Elder Justice