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King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Health & Medicine
  • Justice & Legal
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


PO Box 23699Federal Way, WA 98093 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Make a difference in the lives of residents in long-term care settings by becoming a Certified Long-Term Care Ombuds! CERTIFICATION TRAINING IS FREE! Our Certified Volunteer Ombuds come from all walks of life, various age groups, ethnic background and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving older adults and persons with disabilities. "Ensuring the rights, dignity, and well-being of individuals living in long-term care today and tomorrow."


The King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law. We are trained to receive complaints and resolve problems in situations involving quality of care, use of restraints, transfer and discharge, and other aspects of resident dignity and rights.


Would you recommend King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program?
2 reviews Write a review
by Gay R. (May 12, 2017)
I have been volunteering and working as staff for this program for 8 years now. 5 of these years as a volunteer. It is a great program that needs great people. We have opportunities all over Snohomish and King Counties. Contact us today - we have certification trainings scheduled for both June and August!
by Nina L. (May 12, 2017)
I highly recommend using the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program if you have any concerns about your love ones at the long-term care facility. My dad stayed at a nursing home. I've contacted the Long-Term Care Ombudsman to advocate for my dad because I was concerned about his quality of care there. The Staff Ombudsman and Volunteer Ombudsman that advocated for my dad was caring and they listened to the issues. The Ombudsmen were professional, efficient and an excellent advocate for my dad. Thank you very much for advocating for the residents!

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