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Advocate for Long-Term Care Residents, Become an Ombudsman, North Miami

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ORGANIZATION: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

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Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the North Miami area. Volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult-family care homes to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities.

Candidates need to:

  • Enjoy working with seniors and those with disabilities

  • Plan to volunteer 20 hours a month

  • Pass a background check (paid for by the Program)

  • Complete certification training

  • Communicate well

  • Attend a monthly meeting

  • Not work at a long-term care facility

    If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit ombudsman.myflorida.com, search for us on Facebook or call 1-888-831-0404.

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About Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Location:

State-Wide, ALL, FL 32399, US

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents by advocating for and protecting their health, safety, welfare and rights"

Description

  • Communicate with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure that their needs are being met.
  • Volunteers are educated to understand the rights of residents who live in long term care facilities so that they are able to communicate these rights to the residents.
  • Volunteers respond to complaints from residents and advocate on their behalf so that issues are resolved to the satisfaction of the resident.
  • Volunteers assess facilities at least annually to ensure that residents are satisfied with the quality of care they are receiving. Quarterly visits to facilities is the national standard.
  • Volunteers advocate for an enhanced quality of life for all residents.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

North Miami-DadeMiami, FL 33126

(25.77865,-80.29624)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours a month or more

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