By Mary Dalton
MAS Certified Local Ombutsman 

Ombudsman - Looking out for residents' rights

A Note from Missoula Aging Services


Mary Dalton, MAS Certified Local Ombudsman & Friendly Visitor Program Supervisor,, 406-728-7682

Maybe you've heard of the Long-term Care Ombudsman program, but maybe you're wondering what exactly they do, or more importantly how can they help ME? Regardless of age, if you or someone you know lives in long-term care, the answer is YES! We can help! We're here for you.

Ombudsmen are advocates for people living in long-term care, as well as people who are receiving temporary care which requires a short-term stay. For example, maybe you are a person who has lived in a nursing home for many years, or perhaps you are someone who was recently discharged from the hospital after a broken hip...

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