Act today to preserve federal funding for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program!

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) serves as an advocate and resource for people living in nursing facilities and other institutions. The program is intended to promote and protect residents' rights as well as their health and safety by receiving, investigating and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of residents. The LTCOP relies primarily on Federal funding, but its funding is at risk if the Senate doesn't act and pass S.9002 (Dilan).
 
This bill, A.11050/S.9002 would make changes to the LTCOP to conform with new federal guidelines. New York State has heard from the Administration on Community Living that without making these changes this year, New York will lose federal funding for the program. This would all but eliminate a program that helps protect the rights as well as the health and safety of  residents in nursing facilities and adult homes across the State! The legislative session ends in only a few days, so act today to protect this important program!
 
ACTION:

  1. Call Majority Leader Flanagan today at 518-455-2071.

Say: "Please move S.9002 from the Rules Committee and to the Senate floor for a vote before the end of session. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a vital resource to some of New York's most vulnerable citizens. They help protect the rights of seniors and people with disabilities living in nursing facilities and adult homes. The Administration on Community Living has put in writing that New York will lose Federal funding if it does not pass S.9002 this year".
 

  1. Contact your State Senator by calling the Senate switchboard at 518-455-2800 and ask to be connected to your State Senator.

Say: "Please support S.9002, which will make needed changes to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in order to preserve federal funding. LTCOP is a vital resource that helps protect the rights of seniors and people with disabilities living in nursing facilities and adult homes. The Administration on Community Living has put in writing that New York will lose Federal funding if it does not pass S.9002 this year".