Effective immediately! All long term care facilities now must allow visitation, including during an outbreak. View DOH EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE
NEW! November 12th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its federal visitation guidance. This new guidance requires LTC facilities to allow indoor visitation "at all times and for all residents…"
View CMS Current Guidance
Ombudsman, Laurie Brewer shared her experience advocating for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic for an interview with the Long-Term Care Community Coalition.
Governor Murphy signed into law a new and comprehensive Bill of Rights for LGBTQI and HIV+ residents of long term care. It took effect in August 2021
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.
"As a Volunteer Advocate, I have built solid relationships with residents and facility staff and, when there are issues, I work to get them resolved."
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.
To see more webinars, please refer to our webinar library.
Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation Webinar 4/20/21
LTCO and DOH Webinar in April 2021 Visitation FAQ