King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Health Care When Care Isn’t There

 
 
All of us have friends or family who need extra care. We might even be one of those people in the family who need special care as well. Sometimes there are situations where that care isn’t being offered for a variety of reasons. King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programopens a new window is here to address these situation. The King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program addresses issues around:
 
  • Care Complaints
  • Medication Issues
  • Medication Issues
  • Experienced a failure to provide therapies
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Dignity Issues
  • Failure to exercise preferences
  • Or had an unlawful discharge/transfer/abandonment
 
But the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is not only for those receiving care. Others can also use the ombudsman program:
 
  • Residents of Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Family Homes and Veteran’s Homes,
  •  Relatives and friends of residents in long-term care facilities,
  • Administrators and employees of Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Family Homes and Veterans’ Homes,
  • Any group or individual concerned about the welfare of residents of long-term care facilities,
  • The community-at-large.
 
If you have, or think you have, experienced any of these issues or have legal questions, please contact the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programopens a new window or call them at 206-623-0816. You can also email them at kcltcop@mshelp.orgopens a new window.
 

If you need extra help navigating to the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, feel free to contact ASK KCLSopens a new window or call us at(800) 462-9600 (in Washington State), Monday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm.