A Montgomery County local long-term care ombudsman participates in the county’s Elder & Vulnerable Adult Abuse Task Force (EVAATF) and two local TV shows (linked below) discussed elder abuse (featuring Bob Blancato, National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition) in response to their task force’s 2013 WEAAD Event (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day).
This paper provides an analysis of 13 long-term care Ombudsman Programs and their approaches to combating neglect and abuse in long-term care facilities. See also appendices in Excel format: appendix; appendix.
Historic Development and Current State of Health Care Delivery There have been problems within Long-Term Care and many of these abuses were turned over to the patients, there was hardly any direction on how to handle Long-Term Care....
The role of Long-Term Care Ombudsmen in preventing, reporting and investigating abuse in long-term care facilities varies widely across the country. The purpose of this brief is to summarize the responses received in the February 2011 questionnaire from State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen regarding their program’s role. Additionally, this brief highlights barriers to Ombudsmen addressing abuse, promotes successful practices and identifies potential topics for future training opportunities and further discussion.
This chart provides a comprehensive, but brief overview of former and current practices of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their states in addressing abuse, neglect and exploitation in long-term care facilities. The information included in this chart was either received directly from State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen in the recent February 2011 questionnaire or retrieved from current news articles and previous NORC Summary Sheets, research papers and documents.
This resource walks readers through what the long-term care ombudsman program is, what the Ombudsman program does and does not do, links to information on residents’ rights, and some helpful FAQs. This fact sheet was developed in partnership with The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).
This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the number of long term care facilities in the United States, and the people who live in these facilities. There is information on the prevalence of elder abuse in long-term care facilities, and the types of abuses that are occurring. The fact sheet was prepared by the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the University of California, Irvine and uses information from reports, articles and research papers.
Prompted by a resident question at the VOICES Forum in 2005, Connecticut’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) initiated a statewide work group and also commissioned the University of Connecticut Health Center to study fear of retaliation in skilled nursing facilities. The LTCOP designed the Voices Speak Out Against Retaliation training video to acknowledge that Fear of Retaliation is a reality for individuals living in skill nursing facilities.
This paper provides an analysis of 13 long-term care ombudsman programs and their approaches to combating neglect and abuse in long-term care facilities. See also appendices in Excel format: Overview appendix; Training Group appendix.
Research the following issues related to this specific provider:
1. Provide an overview and definition of this provider
2. Discuss the types of clients served and the services they provide
3. Provide demographic information on:
a. the number of these providers in the U.S.;
b. the number of clients currently using the service;
c. industry growth expectations
4. Discuss at least 2 major challenges or issues facing this provider today or in the future
5. Give your thoughts/opinions on this industry and some solutions to the challenges
6. Provide a summary or conclusion section
The community assessment will focus on the long-term care provider chosen for the research paper found in the state in which you live.
Please explain the concepts and show which option of LTC is best for Mary and Don and why… also please address why (1) the long term care options appropriate to their circumstances and preferences, (2) the implications of each option for their longer term financial security and social quality of life, and (3) a specific set of recommendations on what they should do.
envisions a world in which all consumers of long-term care, services and supports are treated with respect and dignity and have a wide range of aﬀordable, quality options across all settings.
Tips and Tools for Preventing and Responding to Financial Exploitation in Long-Term Care Facilities
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 3:00-4:30 ET
This webinar discusses financial exploitation in long-term care facilities and provides tips and resources for preventing, detecting and reporting financial abuse. Naomi Karp, Policy Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Older Americans, explains CFPB’s role in the financial protection and education of older adults and shares new resources attendees can use with residents, family members and providers to increase financial literacy and prevent financial exploitation. Ann-Maria Beard, Deputy Director, Office of Supplemental Security Income and Representative Payment Policy of the Social Security Administration discusses the Representative Payee Program, providing an overview of the responsibilities and oversight of representative payees and how attendees can support the rights of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries and report suspicion of misuse of benefits by a representative payee. Additionally, webinar participants discussed a scenario involving potential financial exploitation and shared challenges and best practices related to responding to allegations of financial exploitation. New consumer facts sheets regarding the prevention, detection and reporting of financial exploitation in nursing home and assisted living facilities produced by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) were introduced.