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How to Report Abuse in
Long-Term Care Facilities
Report of Suspected Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse (SOC 341)

Download - Elder Abuse Mandated Reporting Flow Chart (AB40)

Download - Local Law Enforcement SOC341 Cross Reporting Transmittal Cover

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OSNC is dedicated to creating a corps of compassionate advocates who are willing to devote themselves to pursuing the highest quality of life the possible for residents in long-term care facilities.

Webster’s Dictionary defines the Swedish word Ombudsman as “a public official appointed to investigate citizens’ complaints against local or national government agencies that may be infringing on the rights of individuals.

OSNC provides advocacy services for residents in long-term care facilities in the counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Become an advocate - volunteer!

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The ombudsman program is mandated by the state and federal government to receive, investigate and resolve complaints on behalf of residents in skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly. The program emphasizes dignity and self-determination in its efforts to improve the quality of institutional life. The ombudsman program is a free and confidential service provided to residents, families, and friends of residents in long-term care.

The ombudsman provides information and assistance with level of care, facility information, admission agreements, elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, quality of care issues, and Medi-Cal/Medicare concerns. Additional services provided by the ombudsman program are training to facility staff, community presentations, and witnessing Advanced Health Care Directives when executed in skilled nursing facilities.

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