What does an Ombudsman do?
The Rhode Island State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (RISLTCOP) advocates for and works to resolve problems related to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of individuals receiving long term care services.
The RISLTCOP responds to, and investigates complaints brought forward by the individual, family members, and/or others acting on their behalf.
RISLTCOP offers information and consultation to those receiving long term care services to their family members and providers, monitor state and federal laws and regulations, and makes recommendations for improvement.
The program also recruits, trains, and supervises Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen who assist residents in resolving concerns.