Ombudsman

A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

More Common Terms

  • Conservator An individual or public or private agency appointed by a court to provide legal representation for an individual who can no longer manage his or her own affairs.
  • Retirement Communities Communities that provide accommodations and support services to older adults who are nearly or totally independent. The level of services may include housekeeping, meal preparation, recreational and social activities and transportation.
  • Medicaid A state program that is financed at both the state and federal level that provides medical and long-term care benefits for low-income people. The “Medicaid” term may vary in various states.

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