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File #: 22-2510    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/17/2022 In control: Office of Community Care
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Authorize a one-year service contract, with two one-year renewal options, to administer the Senior Services Ombudsman Program by providing nursing home ombudsman services, which includes: receiving, investigating and resolving complaints and assisting in obtaining goods or services for seniors residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities within the city of Dallas for the period November 9, 2022 through November 8, 2023 - Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Inc., sole source - Not to exceed $150,868.00 - Financing: General Fund (subject to annual appropriations)
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Workforce, Education & Equity
AGENDA DATE: November 9, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Community Care
EXECUTIVE: M. Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira
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Authorize a one-year service contract, with two one-year renewal options, to administer the Senior Services Ombudsman Program by providing nursing home ombudsman services, which includes: receiving, investigating and resolving complaints and assisting in obtaining goods or services for seniors residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities within the city of Dallas for the period November 9, 2022 through November 8, 2023 - Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Inc., sole source - Not to exceed $150,868.00 - Financing: General Fund (subject to annual appropriations)

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BACKGROUND

Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Inc., who is federally mandated by the Older Americans Act, Title VII, Chapter 2, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, has served older adults in the Dallas area for 59 years. The mission of Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Inc. is to enhance the overall quality of life and empower all older adults in greater Dallas to thrive. This is accomplished through advocacy efforts of volunteer and paid certified ombudsmen who respond to long-term care residents' requests for assistance with complaints and concerns. Nursing home and assisted living monitoring by certified ombudsmen include observation, research and investigation of concerns. The Ombudsman Program is also a resource for residents and families searching for a long-term care facility. The program provides training to nursing home and assisted living staff, as well as resident and family councils, on residents' rights, the role of the ombudsman, abuse and neglect, and reducing restraint use.

In past years, the Senior Services Nursing Home Ombudsman program was funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds. ...

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