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Volunteer to advocate for the elderly

...nation. Reports of harm to Adult Protective Services have risen 183 percent in the last five years. The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman now opens four times as many cases each month as it did in 2009. Our state has many vulnerable seniors...
Report: Care at Sitka Pioneers' Home flawed

...But the report said the home failed to plan for the woman's special needs. The May 15 report by the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman and the Division of Senior Services did not identify the woman. But David Owens of Palmer said the woman...
State investigates death of assisted-living resident

...69, was found dead Dec. 13 in a downtown ballfield near an Anchorage elementary school. The state's Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman is investigating the death, deputy ombudsman Suzan Armstrong-Silva said Tuesday. The agency is looking...
Children, seniors to get new protections

...and perpetrators of fraud and abuse. That area, too, will be seeing budget increases, likely in the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, she said. "They've seen a significant increase in the kind of reports that are coming in," she...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Agency probes complaints at pioneers' homes 4/15/98

...complaints of inadequate care, medication problems and abuse at the state-run pioneers' homes. The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman is reviewing the treatment of at least nine individual residents, according to a report in today's Anchorage...


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