If you are choosing among assisted living facilities, experts recommend that you consult the Long-term Care Ombudsman Council in your community. The councils maintain several resources that are available to the public, including the results of annual inspections of all assisted living facilities.
Serving Manatee and Hillsborough counties is the Long-term Care Ombudsman Council in Tampa. Robin Baker, district manager, says she has 10 volunteers -- and is in need of more volunteers.
To reach the council for information or to volunteer:
701 W Fletcher Avenue, Suite CTampa, FL 33612(813) 558-5591Fax: (813) 375-3932