Protecting Your Loved Ones in Residential Care
Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is a statewide program that trains and certifies volunteer ombudsmen to visit long-term care facilities across the state to advocate on behalf of residents.
What Does a Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Do?
Certified volunteers in the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serve persons who reside in licensed long-term care settings (such as nursing homes, assisted living and adult family homes). An ombudsman works to ensure that residents in these facilities receive good quality of life and care by providing information to consumers about their rights, working to resolve problems on behalf of residents, monitoring the enforcement of the laws by DSHS, and advocating for improvements in the long-term care system. Learn more
Contact the State Office
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office
P.O. Box 23699
Federal Way, WA 98093
Phone: (253) 838-6810 or (800) 422-1384, ext 174
Hotline: (800) 562-6028
Cindy Sam, LTC Program Administrator
(253) 838-6810, ext. 173
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