Advocating for the rights of long-term care residents

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Guidance for families to help understand what is required of Skilled Nursing Homes and Residential Assisted Living facilities in response to COVID-19

 voice for Idaho long-term care residents

The Idaho Long-Term Care Ombudsman program protects the health, safety, welfare, and rights of those residing in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen can investigate complaints and provide interventions on behalf of residents. Over the 2017/2018 year, Idaho’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program:

  • Investigated 1074 complaints
  • Provided 1944 consultations
  • Visited nursing homes &assisted living facilities over 3100 times

 For long-term care concerns please contact the  State Ombudsman located at the Commission on Aging or a Local Ombudsman at your local Area Agency on Aging. You can click where you live on the map below to see the contact information for your AAA.  

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