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.
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
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Bluegrass Charity Foundation. The money will be used to provide Ombudsman services to 50 residents of long-term care facilities in Fayette County. The annual Bluegrass Charity Foundation Ball raises money to support non-profits in the community. Director of Philanthropy […]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid has released a report with samples of “immediate jeopardy” that have occured in skilled nursing facilities. Click here to read the report.
by Marcus Dorsey [Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky.com] State Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, is a doctor who works at nearly a half-dozen substandard nursing homes while he fights in Frankfort to protect the nursing home industry from personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. It’s typically Alvarado leading the charge whenever the Kentucky General Assembly tries to curb litigation […]