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Join the Ombudsman Program’s Advocacy Day!

Every year the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program hosts an Advocacy Day.  This is an event where our Regional Ombudsman Coordinators from across the state have the opportunity to speak with their respective legislators on current legislation that affects the quality of life for residents of long-term care. This year’s event is Wednesday, March 22nd at the Missouri State Capitol. Please come out and join us as we will have exhibit booths set up in the 3rd floor rotunda from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., and will be available to the public to provide education on the Ombudsman Program!

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The importance of Systems Advocacy has been reflected this past year by the White House’s announcement of Nursing Home Reform. This announcement includes a variety of reforms including the creation of a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes, accountability for performing nursing homes, increased transparency around ownership and finances, and support for direct care staff.  This is huge success for residents of long-term care!

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