Rachel Tate is the Vice President of Ombudsman Services at WISE & Healthy Aging. Her primary responsibilities include the administration of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Los Angeles, which serves 76,000 residents in skilled nursing, assisted living, and board and care facilities. She has been a Long-Term Care Ombudsman for sixteen years.
She works with several multidisciplinary teams to address concerns related to individuals residing in long term care. She is passionate about improving quality of life and quality of care for facility residents and has worked to make it a community effort by collaborating with city officials, law enforcement and fire departments.
Rachel has a master’s in Social Work from California State University, Bakersfield where she was a recipient of the Hartford Foundation Gerontology Intensive Fellowship Training Program (GIFT). While at CSUB She became an advocate for appropriate end of life services for correctional inmates. She also participated in a Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Policy Institute. In 2017 she received the Heart of Social Work Award from USC. In 2018 she received the Howard Hinds Memorial Award from the National Consumer Voice for effective advocacy for long term care consumers at the local level.