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December 11, 2012

Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Follow the Transition Home

In the December webinar, Lori Smetanka, Director of the Ombudsman Resource Center provided an overview of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and its work advocating for long-term care residents. She also reviewed the role of the ombudsman in supporting individuals seeking to transition out of the nursing home into a community based setting.

You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides at the bottom of this webpage. Acknowledgment of Commercial Support: There is no commercial support for this activity.


An overview of the history and role of the ombudsman, its mandate and responsibilities under the Older Americans Act (30 mins)
Discussion and examples of how ombudsmen advocate and support residents in long-term care facilities, including those who want to transition out of nursing homes into community settings (30 mins)
Discussion and Q&A (30 mins)

Objectives - After attending this program, participants should be able to:

• Describe the long-term care ombudsman program and how it works on behalf of long-term care residents
• Summarize how the ombudsman supports residents who seek to transition out of nursing homes

Principal Faculty and Credentials: Lori Smetanka, JD

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides.

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication. © 2012 Mission Analytics Group, LLC

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