Ombudsman

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

More Common Terms

  • Adult Day Services Also known as adult day care or respite care, adult day services are community-based group programs designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults. These facilities offer programs that provide a mixture of health, socia...
  • Group Homes Also known as Board and Care or Residential Care Homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. These homes generally provide a room (whi...
  • Acute care Any treatment to diagnose, prevent, or cure an illness or to provide primary care. Treatments can be provided in an outpatient or inpatient setting.

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