Dec 6
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Zoom

As a long-term care professional, how much do you know about nursing home discharges? Voluntary (AMA) vs. involuntary, emergency vs. 30-day… You can participate by chatting and sharing problem-solving strategies to gain diverse perspectives from peers on the webinar.  

Are you aware of a 60-day discharge notice? What’s the difference between a discharge and a transfer? Is it ethical or legal to discharge a resident to a hospital or homeless shelter?

Do you need permission from a resident’s legal representative to issue a discharge?… How do you protect yourself from a discharge as a long-term care resident? How do you know a discharge letter is legit? Can you refuse to leave your facility? How do you fight a discharge?…

And the ultimate question is, what assistance can you — long-term care professionals and residents — get from the Ombudsman Program?

Discuss thoroughly with Chien Hung on 12/6/2022 via Zoom. Have your questions ready and see you then!

CEUs available for Social Workers and Administrators, and cost $25.00.


Chien Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT

Chien Y. Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT, serves as the Program Director of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. In addition to overseeing the program, he is responsible for Central St. Louis County. Chien holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University Brown School of Social Work (2005), as well as a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Lindenwood University (2015).

Originally from Taiwan, upon graduation from Washington University, Chien started working at Community Alternatives as an AIDS Waiver Case Manager. In 2007, Chien was recruited by Doorways (Interfaith Residence) as a clinical social worker. From 2007 to 2016, Chien worked with Doorways’ residents who lived with critical medical conditions, mental disorders, substance usage issues and homelessness. Chien has extensive experience in Psychotherapy, case management, community outreach, housing and long-term care. In his spare time, Chien is a Registered Yoga Teacher who teaches at various yoga studios.

Under Chien’s direction, the Ombudsman team strives to help improve the quality of care in long term care communities in Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri. They aim for the residents to receive quality person-centered care as they deserve.