Please call our office at 812-876-3383 if you are in need of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services
What does an Ombudsman do?
The mission of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is to improve the quality of life and care for residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
When entering a long-term care facility, residents not only retain rights as citizens, but also earn many more rights and protections through State and Federal law. These include the right to:
- be informed about and exercise your rights
- know about services and financial charges
- participate in planning your care and treatment
- refuse treatment
- confidentiality of records
- control your finances
- freedom from abuse, neglect and exploitation
- freedom from chemical and physical restraints
- express grievances without fear of retaliation
- admissions, transfers and discharges including the right to appeal
- communicate freely with persons of your choice
Anyone with a concern about the care of residents in Monroe or Owen County long-term care facilities can contact the Ombudsman for assistance.