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What Does An Ombudsman Do?

Broadcast date: 8/21/2014

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of San Luis Obispo County was created in the 1970’s to meet the needs of residents experiencing care problems in nursing homes. Today, Ombudsmen serve as advocates for over 3,000 residents of long term care facilities in San Luis Obispo County, including nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. These volunteers and staff work to promote the best possible quality of life, support residents’ rights, encourage respect and ensure residents are free from abuse.

Host Kris Kington-Barker talks with Karen Jones, Executive Director with the San Luis Obispo Long Term Care Ombudsman Program about the need for Ombudsman services and what the program entails.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.