What is Mississippi’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program?
For residents in long-term care facilities, the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman provides services that protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents through leadership, oversight, and monitoring. The Ombudsman Program is authorized by the Older Americans Act and the Ombudsman services are always confidential and free.
An Ombudsman (awm-budzman) is an individual who advocates for the rights of residents living in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities. An ombudsman also strives to be the voice for residents while encouraging self-advocacy by providing education about residents’ rights.
*Anyone who needs assistance for a long-term care resident or facility should contact the toll-free number at 1-888-844-0041