Longtime ombudsman Ken Evans passed away Wednesday, December 27, surrounded by family at his home in Lawrenceburg. Ken helped hundreds of residents of long-term care facilities get better care over the course of 18 years with NHOA.
“Ken made a great connection with many residents,” State Ombudsman Sherry Culp said. “We especially appreciate his work with veterans and the severely mentally ill.” He was a great asset to the program.”
“Ken was always willing to pitch in and travel to rural homes to make sure residents received the services they needed,” Bluegrass District Ombudsman Denise Wells added. “We will miss him.”
NHOA’s ombudsmen, board, and staff extend condolences to Ken’s widow Ann, a 30-year ombudsman who influenced her husband’s decision to serve the elderly and disabled, and the rest of his family.
To view the obituary and information about visitation and funeral services, click here. The family has requested memorial gifts to the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency in lieu of flowers. To make a secure online gift in Ken’s memory, click here.