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Department of Aging: Ombudsman
  Mia Brust,

  Department of Aging
  1440 Taney Avenue
  Frederick, MD 21702

  Fax: 301-600-3554

  8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  Monday - Friday

This Week in Frederick County features the ombudsman program.

The Ombudsman is an advocate whose goal is to promote the highest possible quality of life and care for residents living in long-term care facilities.

The Ombudsman ensures the understanding and implementation of residents' rights through staff and resident training; receives and attempts to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of long-term residents; protects the privacy and confidentiality of residents and families; educates the community about long-term care facilities; and advocates for improvements in relevant legislation and policy.

Residents, relatives, facility staff, public agencies or any person or group interested in resident well-being may contact the Ombudsman. There is no cost.

Visit the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality website for important information
about Nursing Homes and Assisted Living homes with more than five beds in your area.

The Long Term Care Assistance Project (LTCAP) provides free legal assistance on long
term care issues in Maryland.  This service is offered through Maryland Legal Aid.