Assisted living: Free community seminar helps with search

Courtesy of Multi-Service Center:

Choosing a long-term care facility for yourself or loved one can be a daunting task. How do you determine if the facility is a good one? What signs do you look for? What questions should you ask? What resources are available to help you narrow your search?

Get the answers to these questions and more at Multi-Service Center’s free community seminar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.

Staff of MSC’s State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will share their expertise gleaned from 40 years of monitoring the care of people living in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and adult family homes across the state.

The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, operated by Multi-Service Center, is independent of any facility or government entity, and works to ensure the best quality of life and care for residents of long-term care facilities.

Trained and certified ombudsmen provide information to residents about their rights, work to resolve complaints, monitor the enforcement of the laws by DSHS, and advocate for improvements in the long-term care system. They spend time in more than 2,000 facilities across Washington each year, monitoring the care of people living in them.

The event is hosted by Multi-Service Center, 1200 S. 336th St., Federal Way, and seating is limited. Call today to reserve your seat. Contact Le Ann Taylor at (253) 838-6810, ext. 105; or email

This seminar is for general consumer information only. MSC staff cannot and do not recommend any particular facility or program of care.


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