December 2019 KY State LTC Ombudsman Program E-newsletter

Greetings! As this calendar year comes to an end all of us in the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program would like to thank you for your support.  We ask that you keep residents of long-term care facilities and their families in your thoughts this season.  Take action this season! Join one of our local volunteer […]

Silver Bells 2020

NURSING HOME OMBUDSMAN AGENCY 12TH ANNUAL SILVER BELLS November 23 – December 9 Our residents need you now more than ever! Give a little extra cheer to long-term care residents this year by helping NHOA gather gifts for residents in Central Kentucky nursing, personal care, and family care homes. Kentucky’s Holiday Projects to Help Long-Term […]

What is an Ombudsman?

Ombudsmen advocate for residents of long-term care facilities at no charge to residents or families. They will make 5,000 trips to long-term care facilities 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 […]

VETERAN LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN MCCRAY RECEIVES TOP AWARD

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Susan McCray of Berea has received the Bernie Vonderheide Ombudsman Award for Outstanding Service from the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass (NHOA). “Susan has been an advocate for thousands of residents in the 20 years she has been with NHOA,” Bluegrass District Ombudsman Denise Wells said.  “She embodies the Ombudsman ideal of […]

Bridge Organization gives $5,000 to keep Ombudsman at residents’ bedsides

Andra Gyor (right) of Lexington presents a check for $5,000 to Sherry Culp of the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency (NHOA) of the Bluegrass, Inc. Gyor is president of Unit 64 of the American Contract Bridge League Charity Foundation Corporation (ACBL) and a longtime NHOA supporter. “I’ve participated in Designer Showcase several times, so I’m familiar […]

NHOA receives grant from Bluegrass Charity Foundation

The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Bluegrass Charity Foundation. The money will be used to provide Ombudsman services to 50 residents of long-term care facilities in Fayette County. The annual Bluegrass Charity Foundation Ball raises money to support non-profits in the community.  Director of Philanthropy […]