Many residents in long-term care facilities have family or friends who visit and help them adjust to living in their new home. But what does a resident do when no one is around? Who is there to explain their rights as residents? Oftentimes, long-term care facilities’ rules and regulations are difficult to navigate on one’s own. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is available to support individuals living in long-term care facilities. Action for Older Persons will present information on this program on the following date:
Friday, April 7th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego
This presentation will offer a brief history of the Ombudsman program, and will describe its critical role in supporting residents, family members, and facility staff. The responsibilities of an Ombudsman and how to become involved in the program will also be discussed. The presentation is free to the public, but registration is required. Please call the Department of Aging at 607-687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat. Informational packets will be available upon request.