What is Long-Term Care?
Long-term care is a variety of services and supports an individual may require to meet their health and personal needs either for a short period of recovery following an illness or for an extended period of time, most often due to a chronic illness or disability, including memory loss. These services help an individual live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own. Long-term care includes both medical and non-medical care, including assistance with bathing, dressing, and taking medications. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. It is important to remember that a person may need long-term care at any age.
There are a variety of options in our area for care, both in an individual’s home or in a long-term care facility.
For information about care options in a long-term care facility click here.
Ombudsman is a Swedish word meaning citizen advocate. An ombudsman is an advocate for residents’ rights. An ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints made by, or on behalf of Nursing and Adult Care Home residents. Ombudsmen can work with residents, family members, concerned citizens, facilities, as well as public and private agencies. The goal of the Ombudsman Program is to enhance residents’ quality of care and quality of life.
An Ombudsman can:
PO Box 1717
New Bern, NC 28563-1717
Phone: (252) 638-3185 Ext.: 3001
FAX: (252) 638-3187
233 Middle Street, Ste. 300
Third Floor, O. Marks Building
New Bern, NC 28563