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Long-Term Care Ombudsman

A long-term care ombudsman is a trained advocate who protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who reside in nursing homes, assisted living residences, and similar licensed lon-term care facilities.  Ombudsmen work to resolve individual resident issues and to bring about changes at the local, state, and national level to improve long-term care.  They regularly visit long-term care facilities, monitor conditions and care, and provide a voice for those unable to speak for themselves.

Sandy Walker, Lead Ombudsman
(970) 765-3131
(970) 249-2436 x 212


Eva Veitch, Supporting Ombudsman
(970) 765-3127
(970) 249-2436 x 207


Services supported by Region 10 Area Agency on Aging

Disability Law Colorado:

(303) 722-0300
1-800-288-1376 (toll free)
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203-4403


Consider volunteering as an Ombudsman in your area. (Gunnison County residents are highly encouraged to apply.)

Volunteer Ombudsman Job Description (87.8 KiB, 829 downloads)



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