State Budget Adds Funds for Long Term Care Ombuds Program

The final state budget bill added  $500,000 in new money for the Long Term Care Ombud Program (LTCOP)  This money was added after a number of local program operators had pulled out of the program because of the limited funding available.  The State Office for the Aging is in the process of releasing a request for proposals based upon a regional model that will ask bidders to cover several counties.  Language in the budget required that local area agencies on aging have an opportunity to continue to run the program after some said a regional model would create problems for the county governments they work for which usually allow them only to operate programs in their own counties.

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gny53

I have been a senior advocate for most of my career. I was Executive Director of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. In 2007-2010 I was the Director of the New York State Office for the Aging

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