Volunteer Certified Long Term Care Ombudsmen are a vital link between residents of long term care facilities and the government resources able to investigate and resolve their problems. Ombudsmen are committed to advocating for these senior citizens and ensuring that residents' rights, unmet needs and complaints are handled and resolved effectively, while maintaining resident and complainant confidentiality. In this way, Ombudsmen protect and help improve the quality of life for the frailest of New York's senior population.
Being an Ombudsman is an important responsibility that is taken on with great care and professionalism. In New York State, Ombudsmen are certified only after receiving extensive training. As Ombudsmen take on their duties in assigned facilities, they are supported by a network of fellow Ombudsmen, Coordinators, and the State Office.
If you are interested in becoming an ombudsman please contact Mary Jane Wolper firstname.lastname@example.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CIDNY- Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
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The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are professionals from various fields. These dedicated Ombudsmen spend an average of two to four hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents. The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman has chosen CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY to manage the program for New York City. CID-NY was chosen because it had over 35 years of success advocating for the disabled.
CIDNY is the voice of people with disabilities in New York City. Our staff and Board include social workers, lawyers and other highly qualified professionals, most of whom are people with disabilities. Along with their professional credentials, the staff all have a strong belief in self-determination and bring valuable life experiences and insights to their work. CIDNY's staff is also ethnically diverse, with language capacity to assist consumers in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Toysanese, Tagalog, and American Sign Language.
CIDNY speaks for everyone who lives with a disability, whether it came at birth, by injury, disease, or during the process of aging. Together, we educate the public. We advocate for our civil rights and a strong safety net of benefits and services. CIDNY makes sure that our voices are heard where and when issues affecting our lives are decided.