Prince William Area Agency on Aging Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Long-term care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility and what to do to get quality care. They are trained to resolve problems and help promote and protect residents’ rights.
Residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities have rights that are guaranteed by the Federal Nursing Home Reform Law. The law requires nursing homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident” and stresses individual dignity and self-determination.
These Rights include:
Right to Dignified Existence Right to Self-Determination
Right to be Fully Informed Right to Raise Grievances
Right of Access to Information Rights Regarding Financial Affairs
Right to Privacy Rights During Discharge/Transfer
For assistance, contact the Long -Term Care Ombudsman, at 703-792-7662
If you believe you or someone you know is a victim of Adult Neglect or Abuse, contact:
Prince William Adult Protective Services (APS) at 703-792-4200.
Manassas City APS 703-361-8277
Manassas Par APS 703-335-8880
Virginia Adult Protective Hotline 1-888-832-3858
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