NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman: COVID-19 Resources
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Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman

We've assembled these resources to address pandemic concerns, and to help you safely visit your loved ones in long-term care facilities. If you need assistance from the Long Term Care Ombudsman program please call: 1 (855) 582-6769.

Resources for Residents and Families Visits, Vaccination Info, and More

Making sure LTC residents receive the COVID-19 vaccination will help protect those who are at the highest risk for infection and severe illness . This link to the Long Term Care Community Coalition, provides important information and resources about vaccines for LTC residents.

Resources for Federal Stimulus Payments and Long Term Care Residents

On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress announced a new round of economic impact payments (also called stimulus checks or IRS payments). Many Adult Care Facility (also called Assisted Living) residents will be eligible to receive the full payment of $600. Here’s what residents, their families, and advocates need to know.

Under recent COVID-19 legislation, most nursing facility residents are receiving stimulus payments of up to $1,200. The Internal Revenue Service will issue these payments in the same way that you receive your Social Security benefit (direct deposit or a paper check by mail).

Vaccine NY New York State's Official Resource for the COVID-19 Vaccine