If you need information:
Do you have a loved one or a friend in a nursing home and have questions about their care? Would you like to know how much that care costs, what services are offered, or how a nursing home is ranked, based on state inspections of conditions, compared with other long-term care facilities in the area? Or, would you like to become a volunteer in a program whose mission is to ensure that nursing homes in this area provide the best possible care to their patients?
If your answer to any or all of these questions is "yes," contact the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, which checks on conditions and patients at nursing homes in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties and 13 other central Kentucky counties.
Call NHOA at (859) 277-9215, 277-4842 or (800) 787-0077; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or check out the Web site at www.ombuddy.org.|4/23/04|***