Ombudsman Advocacy and Nurse Leadership in Long-Term Care – February CARE Connections

Did you know that Wisconsin is a leader in protecting the rights of people receiving long-term care services?

Read what advice the head of Wisconsin’s long-term care ombudsman program has for nursing students in the February issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter from the School’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“At first, we only advocated for persons living in nursing homes. Gradually that expanded to include assisted living communities,” says Kim Marheine. “Today, Wisconsin is a leader nationally, because our ombudsman program also advocates for persons who receive community-based long-term care services. All told, we serve almost 130,000 consumers and their families.”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate and School of Nursing clinical instructor Stacy Schmitt, information about a pilot opportunity for nursing home nurses, plus resources and news relevant to older adult health.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 02/27/2020.