Advocating for the Rights of Long-term Care Residents
When we are unable to manage our own lives or those of a family member at home, assisted living and nursing facilities are options. However to ensure that we still have our rights, Idaho’s Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are available to protect our health, safety, and welfare, when residing in a facility.
The Ombudsman duties are to:
- Advocate for the rights of residents
- Investigate complaints
- Provide consultations
- Visit each facility at least once per quarter
For long-term care concerns, contact the State Ombudsman located at the Commission on Aging or a Local Ombudsman at an Area Agency on Aging. Ombudsmen contact information is also posted at all facilities.
We can use the area map below to find the nearest AAA to us. Also to the right, “Quick Tips” and “Resources” are available to better assist us with finding reliable information and supports.
- Nursing Home Providers – Submit nursing home discharge notices to the State Ombudsman
- Review latest nursing home survey reports
- Review latest assisted living facility survey reports
- Nursing Home Discharge Fact Sheet – You’ve been told to leave now what?
- Nursing Home Resident Rights
- Locate an ombudsman program in a different state
- Guidance for families regarding COVID-19
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