January 2022 KY State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program E-Newsletter

Advocacy Update!

Senate Bill 11 

Your voice was heard, and the Senate Committee Substitute of Senate Bill 11 grants Assisted Living residents with the same rights as other long-term care residents.  In addition, Assisted Living residents will have access to the Ombudsman program.

In case you missed it, Senate Bill 11 was filed on 1/4/2022 and is sponsored by Kentucky State Senators Alvarado, Embry, and Mills. This bill calls for making Assisted Living a new level of licensed long-term care.  The bill also allows existing Personal Care Homes to convert to licensed Assisted Living.

Read the entire e-newsletter here.