long-term care

Ombudsman's Office Advocates for People in Long-Term Care

Volunteers visit hundreds of facilities every year, fielding complaints large and small


August 27, 2013 – In the 1990s, Dan Dunham and his wife learned that a close friend had experienced severe medical neglect and financial abuse at a nursing home in California. The situation became so acute they ended up moving her to their Corvallis home and cared for her until her death.

Mental Health, Long-Term Care Targeted for $30 Million in Innovative Ideas

The money in Governor John Kitzhaber’s budget is intended to support the goals of healthcare transformation

January 2, 2013 – The money trail for healthcare transformation is nowhere close to the end. In fact, Governor John Kitzhaber has set aside $30 million in his budget for 2013-2015 to foster collaborations between mental health, long-term care providers and the coordinated care organizations.

Nursing Graduates Face a Changing Job Market

A recent report from the Oregon Center for Nursing indicates there’s a nursing shortage, but new graduates are having a difficult time finding work

November 10, 2011 -- It took Jennifer Wieczorek, a 2008 graduate of Linfield College's nursing program, a year and a half to find a job using her degree – and she was the last person in her cohort to do so.

While in school, Wierczorek had a verbal agreement with Legacy Good Samaritan that she’d work there as an operating room nurse upon graduation. But it took longer than expected to pass her board certification exams, and by the time she did, Legacy didn't have a position for her anymore.


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