Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others?
Do you believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect?
Do you want to help others make informed choices about where they live and the care they receive?
Volunteer to be a Long-term Care Ombudsman Associate!
Ombudsman Associates are volunteer advocates who provide a voice for the concerns of long-term care consumers who are living in their own homes, nursing homes or assisted living. Volunteers are one of the most valued resources of the Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman.
Volunteers make regular visits, observe conditions and engage residents in conversation to learn about problems or concerns consumers may have regarding care and services. In nursing homes and assisted living facilities, volunteers observe conditions and care and inform residents about their rights. For consumers who choose to receive care in their own homes, volunteers talk to consumers about their caregivers and services they receive.
To become a Volunteer Ombudsman Associate, complete the application to the right or call the state office at 1-800-282-1206 today. Your application will be forwarded to the regional Ombudsman program serving your community. We will equip you with free certification training.