Elder Rights & Assistance

Older adults who need care face unique challenges. Resources are available to help you meet them. 

Knowing more about your loved one's rights and the types of assistance available can help you protect his or her well-being. Learn where to turn before a crisis develops.

Expert help, much of which is available for free, can help resolve a range of serious problems, from improving subpar facilities to investigating suspicions of abuse.


  • Long Term Care Ombudsmen

    Trained ombudsmen -- most of them volunteers -- help resolve problems and improve conditions for residents of long term care and other facilities.

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