"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.
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.
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.
LTCO Regional Ethics Committees provide much-needed education, conflict resolution, and ethical guidance to facilities and families when difficult decisions need to be made.
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.
If you or someone you know:
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.