State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is authorized by the federal Older Americans Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 3058g) and Mississippi law (§§ 43-7-51 to 43-7-79). The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks a resolution to problems experienced by residents of long-term care facilities and advocates for their rights with the goal of enhancing their quality of life. Ombudsman services are provided by DAAS through contracts with AAAs which employs LTCOP staff ombudsman and utilizes volunteers in districts across the state.