supported by a grant from the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides links to the Ombudsman services in each of the 50 States, which serve as publicly paid advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen are trained to advise on how to monitor care, assist in resolving complaints, and act to assure that your loved one receives quality care. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every State is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system. To find and obtain the assistance of the Ombudsman nearest you, click on your State in this map, and contact your State Ombudsman office.