Our mission is to improve the quality of care for residents of nursing homes, personal care homes, and family care homes.

EXTENDED TO JUNE 28

NEW! First Silver Bells 2019 Summer Edition benefits frail, disabled nursing home residents

A summer gift drive benefiting residents of long-term care facilities in Central Kentucky kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 17. To learn how you can participate, click here.

*The deadline to help with the summer gift drive benefitting residents of long-term care facilities has been extended to June 28.

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

Improving the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities in Kentucky

We assist residents and their families
in nursing homes, family care homes, and personal care homes.

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What is an ombudsman?

Ombudsmen provide advocacy services for residents of long-term care facilities at no charge to the residents or families. Those services include: 

  • Protect the special legal rights of residents
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve residents’ problems and concerns
  • Empower residents to make informed choices
  • Work to enact laws to protect residents and older Kentuckians

This year, our certified Ombudsmen will make more than 5,000 visits to long-term care facilities housing 5,640 residents in the following 17 counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, Woodford

Transfer & Discharge Notices

Sherry Culp, Kentucky State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, recently released a memo that provides clarification regarding copies of transfer and discharge notices to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Send all transfer and discharge notices to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman via email at nhoa@ombuddy.org.

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This information is made possible in part by state and federal funding provided by the Department for Aging and Independent Living and by gifts and grants from individuals and organizations who believe in NHOA’s mission.