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What does an ombudsman in nursing homes do?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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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.

In brief: 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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