Keep up with New Jersey's ongoing effort to advance the welfare of elderly people. The state's Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly (O.O.I.E.) is an independent state agency, charged with protecting the rights of seniors living in long-term care. The Office is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of people, age 60 and older, living in nursing homes and other long-term healthcare facilities. Follow this blog and learn about our latest initiatives.