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New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman

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Welcome to the New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Website

To File a Complaint

Tel.: 1-877-582-6995
Fax: 1-609-943-3479
Online Complaint Form
ombudsman@ltco.nj.gov
NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman
P.O. Box 852
Trenton, NJ 08625-085
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY,
PLEASE DIAL 911

In the Spotlight

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Governor Murphy Signs “LGBTQI+ Senior Bill of Rights” Legislation

"This law will provide much needed protections for LGBTQI+ and HIV-positive residents of long-term care,” said New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Laurie Facciarossa Brewer.

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Stop Elder Abuse

LTCO advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. LTCO is the voice of the state’s most vulnerable institutionalized elderly citizens.

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Local Volunteer Opportunities

You can help to improve the lives of elderly residents of long-term care facilities in your neighborhood. Volunteers receive 32 hours of free training.  Classes are forming now.

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Regional Ethics Committees

LTCO Regional Ethics Committees provide much-needed education, conflict resolution, and ethical guidance to facilities and families when difficult decisions need to be made.

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Volunteer Advocate Lahkeisha Leach

Lahkeisha Leach recently marked her first anniversary with the NJ LTCO Volunteer Advocate Program (VAP), assigned to Jefferson Health Care Center in Gloucester County. “And I am SO happy I stuck with it. It’s one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done,” says the U.S. Air Force veteran.

Connect with the New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman

I Choose Home NJ

If you or someone you know:

  • Is living in a nursing home or developmental center
  • Has or will be there for 90 days or more
  • Is eligible for Medicaid
  • Wants to move back into the community

The I Choose Home NJ Program may be able to help you move back into the community with low- or no-cost in-home services.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 03/04/21