What is an Ombudsman? 2014

(2014) What is an Ombudsman? 2014. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

The focus of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s Office is to advocate for the rights and wishes of residents and tenants in long-term care. In fact, resident’s rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law. This law requires nursing facilities to promote and protect the rights of each resident and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity and self-determination. Iowa has incorporated these rights into state law for residential care and nursing facility residents, assisted living and elder group home tenants. The Long-Term Ombudsman helps residents, tenants, and their families and friends understand and exercise these guaranteed rights. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s responsibilities are outlined in Title VII of the Older Americans Act.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Ombudsman, nursing home, residents, facility, rights, long-term, care, advocate, tenants, assisted living, Older Americans Act, aging, elderly
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs > Aging
ID Code: 22876
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2016 18:29
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 18:29
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22876