The Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is concerned about the rights and care of people who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). The KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an amazing resource! The Commission and the Department of Behavioral Health educated LTC Ombudsmen about rights, tools, and resources for DHH residents. We […]
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 […]
We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, starting with you! With your support, our Ombudsmen have walked through the doorway of over 100 long-term care homes more than 3,600 times so far this year! Each visit allows the Ombudsman to sit at the bedside of residents, hear their concerns, and advocate on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid has released a report with samples of “immediate jeopardy” that have occured in skilled nursing facilities. Click here to read the report.