Are you confused and overwhelmed by long-term care living options? Don’t know where to start in seeking residential senior care? Wondering about the different types of care and costs? Ombudsmen Services to the rescue!
Ombudsmen Services are here as a resource to help families navigate the often complex network of senior care options available in the State of Oklahoma, but specifically in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas housed in the Areawide Aging Agency advancing the independence of Older and now younger adults since 1973. The Ombudsman Program can help those considering independent living, assisted living, memory care, residential care, or care for individuals with intellectual disabilities within long term care, and find the best solution for their specific situation.
Have you said to yourself, where do I even begin? What is the difference between independent living, assisted living, memory care and long term care? How will we pay for this? Are there services to help pay if our loved ones money runs out? Is there financial help for veterans and their spouses? My loved one experiences some confusion, do they need memory care? How do we learn more about Dementia and Alzheimers? What are the best communities for my needs and situation?
Ombudsman can give insight to what will work best for your loved ones having to face long-term care solutions to provide the best answers to care needs with no fees attached. We are a resource agency funded through federal and state entities. Our Ombudsmen have visited and toured every community in the four county area we serve, including Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Canadian County and Logan County. We have done routines visits and handled concerns from residents and their families, and brought resolution often times in the approximately 145 facilities housed in these four counties. We have spoken with and talked to the directors, met with the nursing staff, spoken with social services and activity directors to advocate on the behalf of residents for the best quality of life for all residents.
Helping residents and their families is our mission, and making life better for residents are the goals we seek to endeavor. If we need to refer to other state agencies we are able to help with those services as well. No matter how tough the request or situation, Ombudsmen will do whatever we can to help. It is an honor to serve those who are in need of long-term care services in the communities in which we serve others, and help them get the quality of care they should rest in peacefully.
Call us at Areawide Aging Agency 405-942-8500 and ask to speak with one of our Ombudsman Supervisors for information and resources. Also, if you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer we are seeking individuals who would like to volunteer for our Ombudsman Program. Give us a call!