MSC- Washington State LTC Ombudsman Program
The Washington State LTC Ombudsman Program is operated by the Multi-Service Center (MSC)- a nonprofit 501(c) (3) located in Federal Way, WA.
The Washington State LTC Ombuds Program (LTCOP) promotes and protects the rights of long-term care residents living in licensed nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes and state operated veterans homes. We are 350 volunteers and paid ombuds who visit residents in their homes, provide information, resolve complaints and concerns and advocate on behalf of the resident when desired.
During the novel coronavirus outbreak, public health officials and the Governor have ordered restricted access to long-term care residents because the risks posed to their health and safety. The LTC ombuds is working to help residents keep connected with their family, friends and communities. Your donation will go towards purchasing technology to support residents who are restricted from visitors, isolated and lonely. There are nearly 4000 facilities in our state, from small 6-bed adult family homes to 100+ bed nursing homes and assisted living facilities, with nearly 68,000 residents. Most residents are dependent upon the state's Medicaid program and they just can't afford technology, such as phones, lap tops or Ipads. Your donation, no matter the size, will help us meet our goal to raise $50,000 for long-term care residents.
We appreciate your donation and your care. If you are interested in learning more about the LTC Ombudsman Program, please visit us at www.waombudsman.org .
The Staff and Volunteers of the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
(Above, members of the King County LTC Ombudsman Program past and present)