If you have a family member in a nursing home or long term care facility and you don’t know what a long term care ombudsman is, you should definitely check out this post at The Consumer Boomer:
A Long Term Care Ombudsman is, in the plainest definition, a representative to elderly folks in nursing homes or long term care facilities.
To understand a little more deeply what a Long Term Care Ombudsman does, it helps to delve a little deeper into the word.
What is an Ombudsman?
An Ombudsman is someone who acts as an intermediary between two parties. Typically, the ombudsman is charged with representing one party to the other, and maintaining the trust of both. A problem solver at heart, the ombudsman is a facilitator and negotiator.
The word Ombudsman comes from the Old Norse language, a language spoken in parts of what is now scandinavia before many of the current country borders existed. The old norse term was umbuðsmann, and literally meant representative.
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