The National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
(NASOP) is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1985. NASOP is
composed of state long-term care ombudsmen representing their state
programs created by the Older Americans Act.
As mandated by the Older
Act, the mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to seek
resolution of problems and advocate for the rights of residents of
long-term care facilities with the goal of enhancing the quality of
life and care of residents.
Participation is open to
staff of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs. Dues are paid on an
has adopted aspirational standards for state ombudsman programs (see
the Policy & Advocacy section of this site) and will be working on
best practices to guide imprlementation of the standards.