Long-Term Care Ombudsman Notice
Long-term care (LTC) ombudsmen are advocates for resident rights. They help protect the quality of life and quality of care of anybody who lives in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.
Ombudsmen can be volunteers or paid employees of agencies that are independent of any long-term care facility. Services are free, confidential and available statewide.
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is independent of the Texas Health and Human Services system. This ensures the state ombudsman and all program representatives advocate for resident interests. Ombudsmen work to solve individual problems and to change policy and law to protect residents.
Find Your Local Ombudsman Program
Each of the 28 local ombudsman programs has a managing local ombudsman on staff. You can find yours by:
- Calling 1-800-252-2412
- Using the Long-Term Care Ombudsman search feature
- Visiting the LTC Ombudsman directory
- Looking for the LTC Ombudsman poster in your facility
Learn more here.