Welcome to the New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Website
the 40th anniversary of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. The 1978 Amendments to the Older Americans Act required every state to have an Ombudsman Program and specifically defined Ombudsman functions and responsibilities.
LTCO advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. LTCO is the voice of the state’s most vulnerable institutionalized elderly citizens.