of the prognostications in this chapter are a certainty; rather it believes that they provide a starting point for discussion and an example of the types of trends that ombudsman programs should document and report on annually. Thus, the current LTC ombudsman program should enhance its ability to act as an early-warning system to describe how broad social and health policies and programs affect the lives of individuals and to seek improvement on behalf of those individuals.

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