PNS Report: NY Needs More Long-term Care Advocates

New York needs to increase the number of people who can advocate for those in long-term care – that’s the message advocates for the elderly and people with disabilities delivered in Albany last week. Andrea Sears of Public News Service reports.

Audio: Andrea Sears

In nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult homes, ombudsmen are legally required. But without adequate state funding, many facilities struggle to maintain a regular presence.

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