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ORGANIZATION: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

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Florida’s senior citizens have earned dignity, love and support. Unfortunately, some seniors who live in long-term care facilities experience inadequate care that jeopardizes their health and quality of life. Often afraid or unable to advocate for themselves, these seniors need an advocate-someone to be a voice for the voiceless. What they need is an ombudsman.

What is an Ombudsman?

An ombudsman is a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems. Our ombudsmen are advocates for people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.

What sets us apart is that our sole focus is on the resident. Where other groups are bound by regulations, we can get creative. We can be consistent. We can visit as often as we like and build impactful relationships that get real results.

What are the requirements?

People of all backgrounds are welcome to volunteer.

The ideal ombudsman:

  • is, above all, compassionate
  • has good communication skills, tenacity, and a desire to help others
  • can complete 17 hours of online training plus site visits before beginning
  • can pass a Level 2 background check
  • is willing to volunteer 15 to 20 hours a month

Although we work alone, ombudsmen meet monthly to share insights, craft solutions for each other’s tough cases and recognize just how much we are all fighting the same fight.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000

850-414-2323 or toll-free 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

Florida’s senior citizens have earned dignity, love and support. Unfortunately, some seniors who live in long-term care facilities experience inadequate care that jeopardizes their health and quality of life. Often afraid or unable to advocate for themselves, these seniors need an advocate-someone to be a voice for the voiceless. What they need is an ombudsman.

What is an Ombudsman?

An ombudsman is a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems. Our ombudsmen are advocates for people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.

What sets us apart is that our sole focus is on the resident. Where other groups are bound by regulations, we can get creative. We can be consistent. We can visit as often as we like and build impactful relationships that get real results.


CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Melbourne areaMelbourne, FL 32901

(28.06001,-80.62159)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You decide your commitment level, up to 20 hours per month.

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