LTCOP Providing Mandatory Reporting Materials to Homes
The Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, in collaboration with DHHS, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Adult Protective Services, developed materials to educate staff in nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living facilities about their responsibility as mandatory reporters. Every day, Maine nursing home and assisted housing staff work diligently to provide the best care possible to residents who are increasingly frail. Facility staff's role in recognizing and reporting suspected abuse is critical in the protection of the health and safety of residents. LTCOP has updated the Speak Up! materials and is mailing out posters and brochures to nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living facilities to be distributed to staff to remind them on what to report, when to report and how to report. Be on the lookout for these updated resources! For more information, contact Nicole Marchesi, Volunteer Program Manager, Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, email@example.com or 1-800-499-0229.
Staff contact: firstname.lastname@example.org