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Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

ABLE’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program upholds the rights of people who receive long-term care by investigating and resolving complaints ranging from admission and discharge problems to abuse, neglect, and violations of civil rights. To learn more about all of our services, visit

Our Service Area

The ABLE Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serves 10 northwest Ohio counties, including Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood.

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News and Resources

Janice's Story: Fighting Financial Exploitation

Helping Janice fight back against abuse and financial exploitation

Janice was living at a senior facility when staff there reached out to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to discuss Janice’s possible financial exploitation by her daughter. The facility was concerned that Janice’s daughter was using Janice’s money and property inappropriately and that the daughter was threatening Janice.

Amirah's Story: Combating Sexual Abuse

Empowering Amirah to stop sexual abuse

Adult protective services contacted the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program with concerns that Amirah, who was a resident of a nursing home, was the victim of sexual abuse while visiting her daughter’s home outside the community.

Funding Partners

Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Ohio Attorney General