Category Archives: Long Term Care Ombudsman

Ombudsman training on tap in McMinnville

Newberg ombudsman Carol Hankins voices the need for more volunteers in the county. Seniors sometimes need someone to advocate for their needs and hold their living facilities accountable. That’s where an ombudsman steps in and for many in Newberg that person is Carol Hankins. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Ombudsman training on tap in McMinnville

State looking for volunteer ombudsmen in Umatilla County 

If a nursing home resident has a complaint about their care, a certified long-term care ombudsman can advocate for change on their behalf. Umatilla County has 16 long-term care facilities, but no certified ombudsmen for residents to turn to. The state hopes to recruit some soon. Source: State looking for volunteer ombudsmen in Umatilla County […]
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‘Resident Rights Month’ focus in October

Across the state, Oregonians living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities had what State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Fred Steele hopes will be considered a very successful Residents’ Rights Month, recognized each October. This month has seen considerable strides taken by Oregon leadership and partners towards enhancing the respect and dignity that should be […]
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Navigating Forest Fires and Heat Waves, Oregon Keeps Seniors Safe 

But as more serious disasters in Florida and Texas show, questions remain about how prepared Oregon will be for a disaster that affects more people. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have been like a post-traumatic shock for a country that survived Hurricane Katrina, which took the lives of 215 people in nursing homes and hospitals, often […]
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As I See It: Need is great for senior ombudsmen 

Elder, senior, golden age, doyen, patriarch: all words for people who have reached the golden years. In fact, I’m in my golden years but I prefer Tom rather than any other label. We moved to Corvallis five years ago from Coos County and find Benton County a wonderful place to live: great people, good food, […]
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