What does an ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Lots. Ombudsman's role in any situation is to intercede on your behalf when meeting w/"the man" or the administration. This person helps you understand what's going on and assists you in getting satisfied within the power of the facility/environment. Conversely, this person also helps remind the powers that be that human lives are at stake, not just dollars & cents. It's not easy walking this tightrope.

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What do ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Ombudsman. They are a neutral party to help advocate for the residents and or their families for residents in the nursing home. Read more...

How dangerous is visiting a nursing home. Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

Visiting nursing hom. Nursing home patients usually have medicla problems that make them more prone ot infections and some of these are contagious. I think it also depends on the nurisng home as to the santaion pracices. If you are concerned you should follow good hand hygiene and do not eat anything until you are able to wash your hands after the visit. Also you should wash all your clothes after wards. Read more...
Infection control. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are commonly present in body fluids such as urine, feces and phlegm. Be careful and wash hands with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are not adequate protection. Norovirus outbreaks do occur but are infrequent. Read more...