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The Gong

I was working at an Adult Day Service and we had a drummer coming in once a week to teach the staff, whomever wanted to learn, how to facilitate drum circles, so when he left they could carry on. One day, we were loading in all his drums and instruments, which meant everyone knew what was going to happen and they would start to form a circle on their own. We would ask everyone if they wanted to participate. Some always had an enthusiastic Yes! And some wanted to do it one week and not the next. One lady, we will say Mrs. B normally did not attend on drumming day. Her daughter was there with her and they had just finished up a cooking class. When Mrs. B saw all the drums and percussion instruments her face visibly changed and she started moving her walker to the circle. Then I overheard this: “Mom, That is going to get VERY noisy. ” said the daughter. “Mmm-hmmm”, said Mrs. B as she took a seat in the circle. “You’re not going to like this.” the daughter said emphatically. “Okay.” Mrs. B said quietly. Then to me and the drum facilitator, “My Mom is going to get very upset and maybe angry if she stays for this drumming.” We both shrugged and said, “Okay.” I asked her to sit outside the circle toward the kitchen area where she wouldn’t influence her Mom and she could watch. “You will see. This is not going to end well.” When Mrs. B was asked which drum she wanted she pointed to something that he had never brought before. A huge gong. We said Okay! And wheeled it over to her. She took the mallot and starting tapping the gong very lightly as we were handing out the other drums. She continued this and has such a mischievous grin on her face as she would tap louder and softer. It was perfect background music. As everyone began to play she would tap the gong lightly and when she was pointed at and encouraged to bang the gong, boy did she. The first time was too loud but she started laughing afterwards and kept laughing every time she hit it. With every strike she got louder and louder. She was so happy. Her daughter sat off to the side laughing and then crying. She pointed at her watch that she had to get back to work and mouthed to me, ” I was wrong. Who knew?” You will see that we push knowing the person when it comes to daily life, but sometimes you need to invite and welcome someone who has never done storytelling or never done fishing or whose daughter says she will not like it. A person who will not paint alone may like to paint with you. A person who will not gather pretty fall leaves may do so with a grandchild. Or a person may say no to cooking with you…

Things To Do Word Search

My Mom loved Word Searches. Every time I saw a new one I would buy it for her. After a while I had to start looking for the JUMBO print ones. I thought I would make a word search of some things your loved one can do. And share a link for you to make your own. Happy Searching! https://www.worksheetworks.com/puzzles/wordsearch.html Above is a link for you to make your own word searches. I turn off the “words going backwards”. And tried to pick a font easy to read. You can make yours about anything but since you KNOW the person you care for, it may be fun for them to have a puzzle all about them. My Mom loved it. I had to print out many copies because she would finish it and then want to do it again. Also her abilities to do the word search changed over the years. For many years she did them like we all do them. Then she started to find the words but circle each letter in the word and not around the whole word. My sister tried to tell her how she was doing it was wrong and wanted her to do it the “right way” and Mom would get mad at her and throw her word search book. I mean I don’t blame her. It was her book, it was making her happy, why did she have to do it the way someone else told her? Then she started to just circle letters for words. She would think of a word. C A T and find those letters in the puzzle. It didn’t matter if they were together or not. if you looked at the puzzle, you couldn’t tell that’s what she was doing. But if you sat with her and asked she would explain how you do this puzzle. She was adapting for herself. This is a hard lesson for us families to learn. We want our loved one to do things the “normal” way. We want them to be normal. But it’s not going to happen. So we need to just adapt ourselves and go with the flow. Who’s it hurting? Right? Probably ourselves if we push them to try and do these that are “normal”. I mean what is normal anyway?…

To Do List

My Mom was a homemaker extraordinaire. She was always busy with doing something. It seemed if she had finished all her housework then she baked something for church or the neighbors. She was never used to ritual. Everything was different almost every day. So we kept to her life story and this was good for her. Albeit some things maintained the same. We didn’t move furniture around or change the cabinet mugs were in the kitchen. But we did keep her days busy with normal things to do. We put this dry eraser board in the kitchen. Her seat at the kitchen counter was just to the right of this board. There were many years that she worked off this board. If I forgot to write her list she got really sad and didn’t know how to ask for a list. We had to keep it consistent with her abilities as they changed. Even this To Do list I had to be in the kitchen when she was cutting carrots (by the way we pre-boiled them, so she could use a butter knife.) I needed to be nearby so I could reassure her. And we tried to make a list that her her sitting down and getting up. She had swelling in her legs and would tire easily and not rest. It made her happy. She felt needed and was needed. She saw it wasn;t just busy work….

Alabama Resources

First Methodist Montgomery (Respite Ministry)

2416 W. Cloverdale Park Rd.Montgomery, Alabama 36106

Contact: Daphne Johnston - djohnston@fumcmontgomery.org

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Founder’s Place)
  • 3736 Montrose Rd
  • Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Contact: Susannah Whitsett - swhitsett@saint-lukes.com

  • Jewish Collat Services (CARES)
  • 3940 Montclair Rd
  • Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Contact: Pam Leonard - pam@cjfsbham.org

  • Canterbury United Methodist (Encore)
  • 350 Overbrook Rd
  • Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Contact: Patti Williams - encorepatti@gmail.com

  • First Methodist of Dothan (Respite Care)
  • 1380 West Main St.
  • Dothan, AL 36301
  • Contact: katie@fumcdothan.org

  • Asbury United Methodist (Anchor)
  • 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd.
  • Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Contact: Gina McIntyre

  • Grace Episcopal Church (Grace Place)
  • 305 Arnold St NE
  • Cullman, AL 35055-2910
  • Contact: Melva Jackson - melvalayne@yahoo.com

  • First Methodist Guntersville (Marshall County Adult Day Program)
  • 539 Gunter Ave.
  • Guntersville, AL 35976
  • Contact: Lulu Dobbs - lula.dobbs@gfumc.net

  1. First Methodist Eufaula (Connections)
  2. 101 E. Barbour St.
  3. Eufaula, AL 36027
  4. Contact: Caty Richardson - caty.richardson@chlaw.com

  • First Methodist Demopolis (Salt)
  • 200 E Decatur St Demopolis, AL 36732
  • Contact: Bambi Hamilton - adeer2@bellsouth.net

  • Fairhope United Methodist (Sheppard’s Place)
  • 155 S Section St
  • Fairhope, AL 36532
  • Contact: Susi Caminetti - susiehc@gmail.com

Alaska Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email lisa.morley@alaska.gov

Phone: (907) 465-3250

Arizona Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email: CommunityServices@azag.gov; More direct emails at specific agency websites.

Phone: 602) 264-HELP – to report senior abuse.

Arkansas Resources

Area Agency On Aging Locator

Email: https://agingarkansas.org/contact/

Phone: 866)-964-7017

https://agingarkansas.org/contact

Colorado Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://drcog.org/programs/area-agency-aging

Email: AreaAgencyonAging@drcog.org

Phone: 303-480-6700 ; 1(866) 959-3017

Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://disabilitylawco.org/colorado-long-term-care-ombudsman

Email: sengelking@disabilitylawco.org (State PACE ombudsman)

Phone: 303.722.0300

Name of Director: Leah McMahon

Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/AgingandDisability/Content-Pages/Topics-A-Z/Area-Agencies-on-Aging

Email: Kathleen.sullivan@ct.gov

Phone: (860) 424-5055

State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/LTCOP ; For regional list https://portal.ct.gov/LTCOP/Content/Contact-Us/All-Regions

Email: ltcop@ct.gov

Phone 1-866-388-1888 or 860-424-5200

Delaware Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/

Email: delawareadrc@delaware.gov

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Deleware Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/ltcop.html

District List Website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/DistrictsList.php

Email: DelawareADRC@delaware.gov

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Florida Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/arc.php

Email: information@elderaffairs.org

Phone: 850-414-2000

Florida State Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/

Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

Phone: 850-414-2323 or toll-free 1-888-831-0404

Georgia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.georgia.gov/locations

Email: https://dhs.georgia.gov/contact-form

Phone: (404) 657-5258

Georgia Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.georgiaombudsman.org/

Email: Melanie.McNeil@osltco.ga.gov

Phone: 866-552-4464

Name of Director: Melanie McNeil

Hawaii Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.hawaii.gov/eoa/

Email: eoa@doh.hawaii.gov

Phone: (808) 586-0100

Hawaii State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.ombudsman.hawaii.gov/

Email: complaints@ombudsman.hawaii.gov

Phone: (808) 587-0770

Name of State Ombudsman: John G McDermott

Idaho Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.idaho.gov/area-agencies-on-aging/

Email: ICOA@aging.idaho.gov

Phone: (208) 334-3833 Toll Free 1-877-471-2777

Idaho Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.idaho.gov/stay-safe/ombudsman/

Email: cathy.hart@aging.idaho.gov

Phone: 208-334-3833

Name of Director: Cathy Hart

Illinois Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/forprofessionals/Pages/AreaAgenciesOnAging.aspx

Email: cheryl.barrett@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-252-8966

Illinois Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspx

Local List Emails: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspx

Email: aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-252-8966 - Senior Helpline

Name of Director: Kelly Richards

Indiana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.in.gov/fssa/da/area-agencies-on-aging/

Email: https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new

Phone: 800-986-3505

Indiana Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.in.gov/ombudsman/

https://www.in.gov/ombudsman/long-term-care-ombudsman/contact-information/

Email: LongTermCareOmbudsman@ombudsman.IN.gov

Phone: 800-622-4484 or 317-232-7134

Name of Director: Lynn Clough – State Ombudsman

Iowa Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://iowaaging.gov/area-agencies-aging/find-your-local-area-agency-aging

Email: https://iowaaging.gov/contact-us

Phone: 1-800-532-3213

Iowa Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ombudsman.ks.gov/ and https://ombudsman.ks.gov/contact-the-office

Email: ombudsman@legis.iowa.gov

Phone: 515.281.3592

Name of Director: Cindy Pederson

Kansas Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/commission-on-aging/aging-and-disability-resource-centers

Email: https://k4ad.org/contact-us All emails under the Area Agency on Aging Regional List

Phone: 855-200-ADRC (2372)

Kansas Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ombudsman.ks.gov/ For individual counties https://ombudsman.ks.gov/contact-the-office

Email: Barbara.hickert@ks.gov

Phone: (785) 296 - 3017 Toll FREE (877) 662 - 8362

Name of Director: Barbara Hickert, State LTC Ombudsman

Kentucky Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dail/Pages/aaail.aspx

Email: chfs.listens@ky.gov

Phone: (502) 564-6930

Kentucky Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/os/omb/Pages/default.aspx

Email: sherryculp@ombuddy.org

Phone: (859) 277-9215 Toll Free:(800) 372-2991

Name of Director: Sherry Culp, State Ombudsman

Louisiana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=10&pnid=0&nid=8

Email: Shirely.Merrick@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100

Louisiana Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=107&pnid=2&nid=15

Email: StateOmbudsman@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100 Toll-Free: (866) 632-0922

Name of Director: Rosa Walton, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Maine Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/get-support/older-adults-disabilities/area-agencies-on-aging

Phone: 1-877-353-3771

Maine Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.maineombudsman.org/

Email: MLTCOP@MaineOmbudsman.org

Phone: (207) 621-1079 (800) 499-0229

Name of Director: Brenda Gallant, State LTC Ombudsman

Maryland Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.maryland.gov/accesspoint/Pages/Area-Agencies-on-Aging.aspx

Phone: (410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425

Maryland Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/state-long-term-care-ombudsman.aspx

https://aging.maryland.gov/Documents/OmbudsmanLocation.pdf

Phone: (410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425

Massachusetts Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://www.caremassachusetts.org/list10_MA_Aging_Services_senior_centers.htm

Email: http://www.caremassachusetts.org/a1_MA_request.htm

Phone: (617) 727-7750

Massachusetts Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/ombudsman-programs

Phone: (800) 243-4636

Name of Director: Carolyn Fenn

Michigan Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/osa/1,4635,7-234-64081-295815--,00.html

Email: AASAInfo@michigan.gov

Phone: 517-241-4100

Michigan Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://mltcop.org/

Email: https://mltcop.org/contact

Phone: Local Ombudsman 1-866-485-9393 State Ombudsman Phone: (517) 827-8040

Minnesota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://mn.gov/board-on-aging/about-us/area-agencies/

Email: mba.dhs@state.mn.us

Minnesota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/services/ombudsman/

Emaill: cheryl.hennen@state.mn.us

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/billofrights/docs/ombudsdir.pdf

Phone: 651-431-2555, toll-free at 800-657-3591

Mississippi Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/area-agencies-on-aging/

Phone: 601-359-4929

Mississippi Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/

Email: lisam.smith@mdhs.ms.gov (State Ombudsman)

Email List: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/

Phone: 601-359-4500

Name of Director: Lisa Smith, State Ombudsman

Missouri Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/aaa/

Email: info@health.mo.gov

Phone: 573-526-4542

Missouri Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/

https://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/pdf/OmbudRegion.pdf

Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov

Phone: (800) 309-3282

Name of Director: Jenny Hollandsworth , State LTC Ombudsman

Montana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/areaagenciesonaging

Email: http://sfx.vqo.mybluehost.me/M4A/?page_id=57

Phone: (406) 444-4077

Montana Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/longtermcareombudsman

https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/sltc/documents/Ombudsman/ OmbudsmanList_1.pdf?ver=2020-12-02-153226-383

Email: slee@ncils.org

Phone: 1-800-332-2272

Name of Director: Shellye Lee, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Nebraska Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://nebaaaa.org/

Email: https://nebaaaa.org/contact.html

Phone: 402-471-4624

Nebraska Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Aging-Ombudsman.aspx

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/LTCO%20Service%20Map.pdf

Email: DHHS.LTCOmbudsman@nebraska.gov

Phone: (800) 942-7830

Name of Director:

Penny Clark, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Nevada Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/ADSD_Programs/

Email: BEAS@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-9203

Nevada Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/LTCOmbudsman/ LTCOmbudsProg/

Email: adsd@adsd.nv.gov

Phone: (775) 687-4210

Name of Director: Jennifer Williams-Woods, State LTC Ombudsman

New Hampshire Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/

Email: BEAS@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-9203

New Hampshire Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oltco/

Email: OLTCO@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-4375, (800) 442-5640

Name of Director: Susan Buxton, State LTC Ombudsman

New Jersey Area Agency on Aging Resources

Websitehttps://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/aaaa.html

Email: https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/contact/email/

Phone: 1-877-222-3737

New Jersey Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nj.gov/ooie/

Email: ombudsman@ltco.nj.gov

Phone: 1-800-792-9770

Name of Director: Laurie Facciarossa Brewer , State LTC Ombudsman

New Mexico Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website:http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/aaa.aspx

Email: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx

Phone: 1-800-432-2080, 1-505-476-4937

New Mexico Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Long_Term_Ombudsman.aspx

Email: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx

Phone: 1-866-451-2901

Name of Director: Zackary Quintero , Interim State LTC Ombudsman

New York Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.ny.gov/

Email: NYSOFA@aging.ny.gov

Phone: 1-844-697-6321

New York Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.ny.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman-program

https://aging.ny.gov/locationsearch/ombudsmen

Email: ombudsman@aging.ny.gov

Phone: 1 (855) 582-6769

Name of Director: Claudette Royal , State LTC Ombudsman

North Carolina Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/daas

Phone: 919-855-3400

North Carolina Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/adult-services/long-term-care-ombudsman

Email: Victor.orija@dhhs.nc.govrenee.kea@dhhs.nc.gov  or lakendra.dixon@dhhs.nc.gov

Phone: 919-855-3400 (Joyce Massey-Smith – Director)

Name of Director: Victor Orija , State Ombudsman (Joyce Massey-Smith – Director)

North Dakota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/

Email: carechoice@nd.gov

Phone: 1-855-462-5465

North Dakota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/ombudsman.html

Email: dhsagingombud@nd.gov

Phone: 855-462-5465, select option 3 and ask for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Ohio Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://ohioaging.org/area-agencies/

Email: http://ohioaging.org/contact-us/

Phone: 614-481-3511

Ohio Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/residents/resources/office-of-the-state-long-term-care-ombudsman

https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/care-and-living/get-help/get-an-advocate

Email: OhioOmbudsman@age.ohio.gov

Phone: (1-800-282-1206

Name of Director: Beverley Laubert , State LTC Ombudsman

Oklahoma Area Agency on Aging Resources

Wesbite: https://www.agingcare.com/local/oklahoma-aging-services-division-oklahoma-city-area-agency-on-aging-ok

Email: info@okdrs.gov

Phone: 405) 521-2281

Oklahoma Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/aging-services/ombudsman.html

https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/ aging/ombudsmensupervisorkeypersonnel.html

Email: ombudsman.intake.line@okdhs.org

Phone: (405) 521-2281

Name of Director: William Whited , State LTC Ombudsman

Oregon Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://www.o4ad.org/

Email: info@o4ad.org

Phone: 503-463-8692

Oregon Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.oltco.org/oltco/index.html

Email: ltco.info@oregon.gov

Phone: 800-522-2602 | 503-378-6533

Name of Director: Fred Steele , State LTC Ombudsman

Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.aging.pa.gov/local-resources/Pages/AAA.aspx

Email: aging@pa.gov

Phone: (717) 783-1550

Pennsylvania Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/Pages/Ombudsman.aspx

Email: aging@pa.gov

Phone: (717) 783-1550

Name of Director: Margaret Barajas , State LTC Ombudsman

Rhode Island Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://oha.ri.gov/index.php

Email: http://oha.ri.gov/get-involved/feedback/feedback-form/

Phone: 401-462-3000

Rhode Island Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://oha.ri.gov/what-we-do/protect/ltco/

Email: http://oha.ri.gov/get-involved/feedback/feedback-form/

Phone: 401-462-3000

Name of Director: Kathleen Heren , State LTC Ombudsman

South Carolina Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.sc.gov/

Email: https://aging.sc.gov/form/contact

Phone: 1-800-868-9095

South Carolina Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://ombudsman.sc.gov/

Email: https://aging.sc.gov/form/contact

Phone: 1-800-868-9095

Name of Director: A. Dale Watson , State LTC Ombudsman

South Dakota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dhs.sd.gov/LTSS/default.aspx

Phone: https://dhs.sd.gov/contactus.aspx

South Dakota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dhs.sd.gov/ltss/ombudsman.aspx

Local Offices: https://dhs.sd.gov/ltss/ombudsmanoffices.aspx

Email: LTCO@state.sd.us

Phone: 1.866.854.5465

Tennessee Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.tn.gov/aging/resource-maps/tennessee-area-agencies-on-aging-and-disability.html

Email: laverdia.mccullough@tn.gov

Phone: (615) 741-2056

Tennessee Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.tn.gov/aging/our-programs/long-term-care-ombudsman.html

Email: quiteka.moten@tn.gov

Phone: 615-253-5412

Texas Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/long-term-care-providers/area-agencies-aging-aaa

Email: AAA.help@hhsc.state.tx.us

Phone: 855-937-2372

Texas Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/news_info/ombudsman/

Email: ltc.ombudsman@hhsc.state.tx.us

Phone: 1-800-252-2412

Name of Director: Patty Ducayet , State LTC Ombudsman

Utah Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://daas.utah.gov

Email: dhsinfo@utah.gov

Phone: (801) 538-4171

Utah Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://daas.utah.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman/

https://daas.utah.gov/ombudsman-locations/

Email: dmusto@utah.gov

Phone: (801) 538-3910

Name of Director: Daniel Musto , State LTC Ombudsman

Vermont Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.vermont4a.org/

Email: janet@vermont4a.org

Phone: 1-800-642-5119   

Vermont Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://asd.vermont.gov/services/ltc-ombudsman-program

Email: https://vtlawhelp.org/vtlegal_gethelp

Phone: 1-800-917-7787

Name of Director: Sean Londergan , State LTC Ombudsman

Virginia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.vda.virginia.gov/aaamap.htm

Email: Kathryn.hayfield@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-662-9333, Toll Free: 800-552-3402

Virginia Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://elderrightsva.org/

https://elderrightsva.org/locations.htm#dir

Email: ombudsman@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 800-552-3402, (804) 565-1600

Washington State Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/agencies-help

Phone: 1-800-833-6384

Washington State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.waombudsman.org/

Email: ltcop@mschelps.org

Phone: 1-800-562-6028

Name of Director: Patricia Hunter, State Ombudsman

West Virginia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website:http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/GettingAnswers/OverviewofAgingProgramsInWestVirginia/AreaAgenciesonAging/tabid/97/Default.aspx

Email: robert.e.rowall@wv.gov

Phone: (304) 558-3317

West Virginia Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/StayingSafe/LongTermCareOmbudsmanProgram/tabid/81/Default.aspx

http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=twbgtHAqKXc%3d&tabid=81

Phone: 1-800-834-0598 

Name of Director: Suzanne Messenger , State LTC Ombudsman

Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/offices/regaaas.htm

Email: kathleen.steele@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Phone: 608-266-2536 (Kathleen Steele)

Wisconsin Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://longtermcare.wi.gov/

Email: BOALTC@Wisconsin.Gov

Phone: 1-800-815-0015

Name of Director: Heather A. Bruemmer , State LTC Ombudsman

Wyoming Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/aging/

Email: https://health.wyo.gove/header-contact-form//?page-id=86

Phone: 307-777-7995, 800-442-2766

Wyoming Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/admin/long-term-care-ombudsman-program/

http://www.wyomingseniors.com/

Email: https://health.wyo.gov/header-contact-form/?page-id=15709

Phone: 307-777-2885

Name of Director: Patricia Hall , State LTC Ombudsman

Washington DC Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dacl.dc.gov/

Email: dacl@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 724-5626

Washington DC Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dhcf.dc.gov/page/office-health-care-ombudsman-and-bill-rights

Email: dcoa@dc.gov

healthcareombudsman@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 724-5626