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.
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