What’s an Ombudsman?
Ombudsmen advocate for residents of long-term care facilities at no charge to residents or families. They will engage in more than 5,000 visits to long-term care facilities in Kentucky this year.
Their job is to
- protect the special legal rights of residents.
- identify, investigate, and resolve residents’ problems and concerns
- empower residents to make informed choices.
- work to enact laws to protect residents and older Kentuckians.
Long-term care ombudsmen serve residents in all counties in Kentucky.
Transfer & Discharge Notices
Email transfer and discharge notices to the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman at email@example.com. Click here for information.
February 2023 KY State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program E-Newsletter
February 2023 You made a difference in your community! Alvera Kegel has been an active Certified Volunteer LTC Ombudsman (LTCO) in the KIPDA LTCO Program since 2015. She became interested in the program after seeing a newspaper article about the program. [...]
January 2023 KY State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program E-Newsletter
January 2023 You made a difference in your community! Year-end legislation increased LTC Ombudsman national system funding by $2 million. Thank you for contacting congress. Please thank your congressman. Fifteen local ombudsman programs in KY will share approximately $25,000 in [...]
December 2022 KY State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program E-Newsletter
December 2022 Nursing home residents need your help! Currently, Congress is discussing important end of the year legislation. Advocates have been contacting Congress asking them to include critical nursing home provisions in an end of year appropriations bill. You too [...]