Thursday, February 09, 2023
Lombard, IL – AgeGuide, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Illinois, is pleased to announce that they are accepting email notices of intent to apply for the designation of Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) for a Lake County.
The funding period follows the federal fiscal year from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024 with an option to extend the contract for an additional four years. The Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is authorized by and acts in accordance with the Federal Older Americans Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 3001 et seq. and the Illinois Act on Aging, 20 ILCS 105/4.04.This program is a resident-centered advocacy program that protects and improves the quality of care and quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities in Illinois. An Ombudsman plays a vital role in ensuring residents are cared for and that their basic human rights are protected. AgeGuide looks forward to fostering new partnerships and building on previous relationships with local organizations to assist these most vulnerable older adults.
“We all have a stake in helping the most vulnerable people lead healthy and dignified lives,” said Marla Fronczak, CEO of AgeGuide. “This grant is an excellent opportunity to get involved and to make a difference by ensuring that every long-term care resident’s health is protected and that they are safe from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.”
The service components of this grant include investigative services; issue advocacy; consultation and community education; and resident and family council support. A technical assistance session will be held March 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm. Anyone who is interested may register with this link: https://bit.ly/3I7X6Wq.
An email notice of intent to apply is due to AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois by the end of day on March 8, 2023. For further information about the grant requirements and the application process, visit the AgeGuide webpage: www.ageguide.org/rfp
Proposal packages will be sent to each agency that submits a timely notice of intent. However, submission of a notice of intent and receipt of a proposal package does not obligate an agency to participate in the designation process.
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, an Area Agency on Aging, is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older persons throughout an eight-county area in northeastern Illinois. AgeGuide informs and advises public and private agencies and the general public of the needs of older people living in its region and acts as an advocate on their behalf. The Agency serves DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. Other information about AgeGuide, other topics of interest to older adults, and links to additional resources are available at the Agency’s web site: www.ageguide.org