The CourAGE to Care
Do You Have The CourAGE to Care?
The department of gerontology launched an outreach campaign to attract new and returning students to pursue an education in aging. The campaign entitled, The CourAGE to Care, will feature students, alumni and community agencies who have The CourAGE to Care. We want others to see what we see – The CourAGE to Care in action! We look forward to sharing students, alumni, and agencies stories with you.
October is Residents Rights' Month!
We are showcasing this month the Nebraska State Long-term Care Ombudsman program.
The Nebraska State Long-term Care Ombudsman program is a program authorized under the Older American’s Act to improve the quality of care in nursing homes in response to complaints to the White House in the 1970’s under President Nixon. Each state is able to set up and run their program as long as it meets federal guidelines.
The Ombudsman office receives complaints and investigates and resolves issues made by or on behalf of individuals living in long-term care facilities or assisted living facilities. Complaints can range from care issues at the facility, resident rights, issues with other residents, family disputes, and Medicare and Medicaid issues. The Ombudsman must be knowledgeable in regulatory and legislative changes as they pertain to long-term care.
The State of Nebraska has seven paid staff members throughout the state as well as the State Ombudsman position, housed in Lincoln, who manages the program. In addition to paid staff, each local Ombudsman has a group of volunteers who are assigned a facility to visit on a weekly basis. The Ombudsman volunteer must complete a certain number of required classroom training hours and additional training every two years in order to remain a certified Ombudsman volunteer.
The program helps ensure that residents enjoy the best quality of live by promoting, protecting, and providing, education on the rights of residents.
Click Here for flyer with more information.
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Past CourAGE to Care Honorees:
AAA's - click Here to view their story
AARP - click Here to view their story
Aging Partners - click Here to view their story
Alzheimer's Association - Click Here to view their story
Austin Wilson – click Here to view his story
Care Consultants for the Aging – click Here to view their story
Career Opportunities - Click Here
DD Launderville – click Here to view her story
Dreamweaver Foundation - click Here to view their story
Emily Drummy – click Here to view her story
Glenda Hallberg – click Here to view her story
Intercultural Senior Center - click Here to view their story
Jeannie Hannan – click Here to view her story
Joey Cadek – click Here to view his story
Judy Dierkhising – click Here to view her story
Legal Aid of Nebraska - click Here to view their story
LifeLoop - click Here to view their story
Methodist Hospital - click Here to view their story
Rose Blumkin Jewish Home - click Here to view their story
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Omaha National Cemetery - Click Here to their story