Articles written by Teresa Holt

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 By Teresa Holt    News    August 1, 2020

5 questions to ask before visiting a nursing facility or assisted living home

On June 30, 2020, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) issued guidance documents to nursing facilities and assisted living homes on the critical issue of how to re-establish in-person visitation for all residents living in...

 By Teresa Holt    Columns    June 1, 2020

COVID scams are high for veterans, military

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there have been over 20,300 COVID-19 complaints carrying an estimated $15.6 million in losses since the start of 2020. U.S. service members and veterans should take particular notice because these...

 By Teresa Holt    Columns    May 1, 2020

Social distancing shouldn't lead to social isolation

Even in the best of times, social isolation is a significant problem. In Alaska, 42,898 people over the age of 50 live alone and are at higher risk of social isolation, which is now magnified by the “social distancing” requirements across the...

 By Teresa Holt    Columns    April 1, 2019

Long Term Care Ombudsmen - Why are they important?

Working at the office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, I am often asked, “What exactly, do you do?” The answer is simple, we visit elders who live in assisted living homes and nursing facilities. We listen to what they have to say and work to...

 By Teresa Holt    Local    July 1, 2017

Awards for Long Term Care Ombudsman team

On May 31, Governor Walker announced the 2017 Governor's Denali Peak Performance Award winners. Alvin Ancheta, Leana Christy and Lisa Gowdy from the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman won the...

 By Teresa Holt    News    February 1, 2017

Long Term Care Ombudsman: What do we do?

As Long Term Care Ombudsmen for Alaska, our mission is to meet with residents of assisted living homes and nursing facilities to see if they have any issues they need assistance in resolving. An important part of this process is to make sure...


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