Advocating for residents in long-term care facilities is not just a moral imperative; it is an essential responsibility that protects residents’ quality of care and quality of life.
The RI Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program invites you to our new monthly Zoom meetings for families and other care-partners of residents in long-term care facilities in RI.
In advocating for older adults, let us acknowledge June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. To raise awareness about the disease, those living with dementia, and their caregivers, it is time for us to be their voice!
May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Aging Unbound,” which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and discuss how communities can combat stereotypes older Americans face.
Engaging in new or rediscovered hobbies or interests, such as music, art, sewing, helping to design and plant a garden, or baseline tasks such as folding, all help bring people together to create a cohesive community of like-minded souls who each bring their
It is important to understand the policy of involuntary discharges. An involuntary discharge is when a long-term care facility wants to evict or transfer a resident from their facility. The start of this process occurs when a 30-Day Discharge Notice
Volunteer Ombudsman advocate for long-term care residents, acting on their behalf to discover and resolve problems related to abuse, neglect, or exploitation. It is a position that helps many residents in our state receive quality care, ensuring their rights are
Family councils play a vital role in voicing concerns, requesting improvements, supporting new family members and residents, and supporting facility efforts to provide high-quality care to residents at the facility.