The California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Association (CLTCOA) is dedicated to improving the accessibility and quality of long-term care Ombudsman services for elders and vulnerable adults living in nursing homes, residential care facilities, and other long-term care facilities across California.

CLTCOA is a membership organization composed of all 35 local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, their staff, certified volunteers, and program supporters. Since 1979, CLTCOA’s mission has been to provide a unified voice in advocacy and assistance to the local LTC Ombudsman Programs in California to better enable those local programs to provide Ombudsman services to the residents of long-term care facilities.


  • To provide the practical resources necessary to build and strengthen our local Ombudsman programs
  • To communicate real-time information for inspired leaders in the aging and disability advocacy world
  • Advocate as the unified voice on public policy and other issues that impact local Ombudsman programs and their clients, including sponsoring and supporting legislation that improves the health, safety, and quality of life of long-term care residents

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