Wisconsin was one of five states that developed nursing home ombudsman programs in the 1970s. The successful model spread nationwide.
Read about Wisconsin’s ombudsman program and the importance of nurse leadership in long-term care in the November issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:
“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 resources on how to support healthy aging; a profile of CARE Affiliate Barb King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.
Sign up to receive future issues by email on the CARE website.
This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 11/30/2021.