February 2020 State LTC Ombudsman E-Newsletter

Connecticut’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) and the University of Connecticut Health Center studied fear of retaliation in skilled nursing facilities. The study concluded that retaliation and the fear of retaliation is a reality in any supportive housing situation. Retaliation can be either egregious or subtle; many forms of retaliation may not even be recognized by residents or staff.  The Connecticut LTC Ombudsman Program created the video featured above, Voices Speak Out Against Retaliation. The training video  acknowledges that fear of retaliation is a reality for individuals living in skilled nursing facilities.  Additional resources and discussion questions to accompany the video can be found here.

Read the full February 2020 E-Newsletter here!