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Michigan nursing home abuse assistance

Nursing home abuse involving Michigan nursing homes should be reported.  Below are the names of state officials to whom you may report nursing home abuse or neglect.

State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Sarah Slocum
State LTC Ombudsman
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
7109 West Saginaw
P.O. Box 30676
Lansing, MI 48909
Work: (517)335-0148
Fax: (517)373-4092
Office on Aging
Sharon Gire
State Unit Director
MI Office of Services to the Aging - V
7109 West Signinaw
First Floor, PO Box 30676
Lansing, MI 48909-8176
Work: (517)373-7876
Fax: (517)373-4092
Licensure and Certifications
Celeste Meriweather
MI Department of Community Health
Division of Nursing Home Monitoring
G. Mennen Williams Off. Bldg., 5th Fl.
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
Work: (517)241-2506
Fax: (517)241-2629
Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
Wallace Hart
Director, MFCU
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Michigan
Office of the Attorney General
6520 Mercantile Way
Lansing, MI 48911-6957
Work: (517)241-6500
Fax: (517)241-6515
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Ann Marie Pischea
Michigan Dept. of Consumer & Industries Servi
Bureau of Health Services
611 W. Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48933
Work: (517)373-8068
Fax: (517)241-9280
Medicaid Agency
Paul Reinhart
Medicaid Director
MI Dept. of Community Health
Medical Services Administration
320 S. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Work: (517)241-7882
Fax: (517)335-5007
Quality Improvement Organization
Debra Moss
President & CEO
Michigan Peer Review Organization
22670 Haggerty Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335-2611
Work: (248)465-7400
Fax: (248)465-7428
Protection and Advocacy System
Elmer Cerano
Executive Director
Michigan P&A Service
106 West Allegan
Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48933
Work: (517)487-1755
Fax: (517)487-0827
Adult Protective Service Agency
Cynthia Farrell
Family Independence Agency
Adult Protective Services
235 S. Grand
Agency Suite 501
Lansing, MI 48909
Work: (517)335-6358
Fax: (517)241-7943
Citizen Advocacy Group
Nida Donar
Executive Director
Citizens For Better Care
4750 Woodward Av
Suite 410
Detroit, MI 48201-1308
Work: (313)832-6387
Fax: (313)832-7407
Citizen Advocacy Group
Alison Hirschel
Michigan Campaign for Quality Care
5886 Highgate Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
Work: (517)324-5754
Fax: (517)333-4339

Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Sally Bruce
Assistant Program Director
Upper Peninsula - Region 11
Area Agency on Aging
P.O. Box 606
Escanaba, MI 49829
Work: (906)786-4701
Fax: (906)226-3977
Area Served: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft counties
Nida Donar ~
Regional Ombudsman
Southeastern MI - Regions 1A, 1B & 1C
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
4750 Woodward Avenue
Suite 410
Detroit, MI 48201-1308
Work: (313)832-6387
Fax: (313)832-7407
Area Served: Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne counties
Laurie Ehrhardt
Saginaw/Flint Area - Regions 5 & 7
Citizens for Better Care
6722 East Curtis
Suite 2
Bridgeport, MI 48722-9726
Work: (989)746-9216
Fax: (989)746-9251
Area Served: Bay, Clare, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola counties
Frances Grant
Deputy Director
Western MI - Regions 4, 8, & 14
Citizens for Better Care
700 36th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Work: (616)245-9451
Fax: (616)245-9409
Area Served: Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Van Buren counties
Dawn Jacobs
NE MI Community Service Agency
2375 Gordon Road
Alpena, MI 49707
Work: (989)356-3474
Fax: (989)354-5909
Area Served: Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon counties
Cristina McCullough
Lansing/Jackson Area - Region 2 & 6
Citizens for Better Care
4700 Ardmore, #102
PO Box 1219
Okemos, MI 48805
Work: (517)347-7398
Fax: (517)381-8922
Area Served: Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee counties
Nancy Turner
Traverse City Area - Region 10
Citizens for Better Care
1609 Park Drive
Box 5946
Traverse City, MI 49696-5946
Work: (231)947-2504
Fax: (231)947-2418
Area Served: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford counties
Rachelle Uken
Citizens for Better Care
700 36th Street
Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Work: (616)245-9451
Area Served: Auegan, Cass, Berrien, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcam, Muskegon, Newayso, Oceana, Osceda, Ottawa, and Van Buren
John Weir
Ombudsman, Kalamazoo Cty. Human Services
Human Srvcs Dept - AAA IIIA/Kalamazoo County
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
3299 Gull Road
P.O. Box 42
Nazareth, MI 49074-0042
Work: (269)373-5157
Fax: (269)373-5354
Area Served: Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph counties