While ombudsmen do not have direct
authority to require action by a long-term care facility, they have the responsibility to negotiate on a resident's behalf
and to work with other state agencies for effective enforcement.
Patient Advocacy Foundation State Locator
Ensuring equal access to health care to all Americans. Find out what is available
in your community. Information available on (to mention only a few from the entire list): Children, Children's
Health Insurance Programs, Community Referral, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Health Care, Insurance,
Legal, Medication/Drug Assistance and Special Needs
There are non-federal dollars available from local fuel funds, which frequently are
contributed by your neighbors when they pay their utility bill. Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone
number of the fuel fund nearest your residence.
A directory of official state, county and goverment websites
Select from the list of State Benefit Program Contributors to read more about each State's benefits. To determine if
you may be eligible to receive benefits you must select from the list of State Benefit Program Contributors and then click
"am I eligible?" to begin the questionnaire.
State Resources-information or links related to Assistive Technologies, Disability Resources, Domestic Violence Legal
Information, Family Legal Guides, Family Services, Guardianship Programs, Health & Human Services Quick Locators, Legal
Assistance, Legal Forms - State & Federal, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver Programs, Social
Security Offices, Summer Camp Programs, United Way~Local Support and more.
United Way-Search By Zip Code will provide you with information on the United Way in your area. If they have a website, they
usually have a section called "How Do I Get Help?" Click on it and look for their "Quick Guide" (To
Human Services) for help in your area. You can print it out. Most guides are in PDF format and are a great resources
to put on your refrigerator!