Levin & Perconti’s Steve Levin opened the morning session at the Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Statewide Training Conference on March 29, 2006. Steve presented “Empowering the Ombudsman – Advocacy Suggestions” in which he highlighted the difficulties and challenges facing the Ombudsman in Illinois as they continue their advocacy to promote better quality care in long-term facilities. Amongst the topics Steve addressed were:
• Nursing home reform laws • Staffing insufficiencies • Research tools and allies available to Ombudsmen in Illinois • Importance of charting and reporting • The role of the family • The role of private litigation
Download the speech.