Long-term Care Advocacy & Consultation

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for the rights of individuals living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They are certified by the state and are trained to investigate complaints and resolve problems, as well as provide information to the public about long-term care options. Their services are free and confidential.

Contact an Ombudsman at 801-229-3809 or ombudsman@mountainland.org.

An Ombudsman can:


  • Receive and seek to resolve complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities
  • Help long-term care residents understand their rights
  • Visit and provide information and support to long-term care residents who are dealing with concerns about their care and quality of life
  • Provide education related to state and other regulations governing long-term care
  • Consult with families and individuals about long-term care services and options, as well as other aging issues
  • Provide education to residents, facilities, and the community about long-term care, elder abuse, and other aging related topics

To contact your local Long-term Care Ombudsman in Summit, Utah and Wasatch counties, contact 801-229-3809 or ombudsman@mountainland.org.

To locate an Ombudsman in another region or to file an online complaint about residents' rights violations or quality of care in a long-term care facility, click here.

Resources

Utah Department of Health
(Licensing & Resident Assessment)
health.utah.gov/hflcra

Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services
daas.utah.gov

Utah Adult Protective Services
daas.utah.gov/adult-protective-services

Utah Department of Health Complaint Line
(complaints in Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facilities)
Toll Free: 800-662-4157 or Salt Lake: 801-273-2994

Medicare Nursing Home Compare
medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp

Guardianship
utcourts.gov/howto/family/gc/guardianship/

Office of Public Guardian
https://hs.utah.gov/divisions/public-guardian

Information for long-term care
makoa.org/caregiver.htm

Appeal Medicare-coverage ending
keproqio.com/bene/appeal.aspx

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