Mairead Painter, Connecticut State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Mairead Painter was appointed to the position of Connecticut State Long Term Care Ombudsman in May 2018. In this role, she promotes and protects quality of life for older adults and individuals with disabilities, while overseeing the Program’s advocacy work. She serves more than 30,000 individuals residing in skilled long term care nursing facilities, residential care homes, and assisted living/managed residential communities. Ms. Painter has an extensive background working on Connecticut’s long term care continuum.
As State Ombudsman, Ms. Painter identifies issues, develops policies, regulations and legislation to improve quality of life for residents receiving support services. Ms. Painter is committed to advocating for person centered care and informed choice for individuals, no matter their age and/or disability. She actively participates in a variety of stakeholder workgroups, legislative task forces/committees and is a member of the National Association of State Ombudsman Programs and National Consumer Voice.