In accordance with federal law, the State of Wisconsin has established a Board on Aging and Long Term Care, which consists of seven appointed board members, agency staff, and an executive director/state ombudsman. The purpose of this Board is to advocate on behalf of long-term care consumers, inform these residents of their rights, and to educate the public about long-term care and related issues. This agency also has created the Ombudsman Program, which is a valuable resource for long-term care consumers and their families throughout the state of Wisconsin. The Ombudsman Program is designed to protect and promote the rights of long-term care consumers so that they can achieve their expected quality of care and life.
The Program serves all consumers of long-term care facilities who are ages 60 and older. These consumers include residents of any nursing home, Community Based Residential Facility, Residential Care Apartment Complex, or Adult Family Home, as well as anyone using the services of the community Options Program or the Family Care/Partnership/PACE program. You can contact the Ombudsman Program for a number of reasons, including the investigation of complaints about the long-term care services that a consumer is receiving. The Ombudsman also can mediate and resolve issues regarding long-term care services, and provide information about resident rights and concerns related to abuse and abuse prevention. There is a regional Ombudsman that serves all Wisconsin counties. You can identify your regional Ombudsman by looking at this state ombudsman coverage map, or by calling the Ombudsman Program toll-free at 1-800-815-0015.
At Boller & Vaughan, our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers want to help protect those who can protect themselves the least. This is why we focus our efforts on protecting those who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. We are skilled at investigating your case and assessing your situation in order to decide whether you have any potential legal claims against the facility that took the neglectful and abusive actions against your loved one. Don’t hesitate to contact Boller & Vaughan right away and find out how our legal skills can help your family through this difficult situation.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.