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National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

  • Provides consultation, information, and referral for Ombudsman programs and for the residents, families and others who use ombudsman services

  • Provides training opportunities and training resources for Om-budsman programs

  • Promotes public awareness of the role of the Ombudsman pro-grams in long-term care

  • Works to improve Ombudsman program effectiveness in meeting the needs of residents, including those served by managed care organizations and those in alternative settings, such as Medicaid waiver programs

  • Identifies research needs and promotes research on issues which affect the ombudsman programs or their constituents Supports the ombudsman volunteer component through work with AARP and other national or state-wide efforts to recruit volunteers for the program

  • Works cooperatively with all organizations and agencies which have as their mission the protection of the frail elderly who reside in long-term care settings

  • Promotes understanding and cooperation between ombudsman programs and citizen advocacy groups.National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center