THE SAN FRANCISCO LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER FIELD OMBUDSMAN TO HELP REDUCE ISOLATION FOR RESIDENTS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
VOLUNTEER TODAY TO BE A VISITING ADVOCATE!
WHAT IS A FIELD OMBUDSMAN?
Field Ombudsmen are trained professionals who visit individuals living in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and board and care homes. Field Ombudsmen help to resolve resident problems related to poor care, violation of rights, and quality of life. In addition, they investigate allegations of abuse and neglect. It is the only long-term care advocacy program in San Francisco.
Due to the pandemic, nursing home residents have become increasingly isolated due to the ban on visitation. Initially put in place to protect residents from COVID-19, the visitation ban has resulted in tens of thousands of residents suffering from isolation, loneliness, and poor care. Now more than ever these residents need our advocacy. Be the eyes, ears and voice for residents who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
Our Mission: Our mission is to advocate for the dignity, quality of life, and quality of care for residents living in long-term care facilities.
What Field Ombudsman do:
Make a difference by eliminating isolation
Visit and address complaints
Advocate for residents
Ensure resident’s dignity
Protect resident’s rights
Prevent possible neglect, abuse and other care problems.
Field Ombudsman are:
Note: In-person visits with residents are a core part of Ombudsman outreach and advocacy. Due to the pandemic, however, we have created a hybrid model for facility visitation. Some in-person visits with PPE combined with virtual visits via Facetime/Zoom.
We offer a free State of California training leading to certification as an Ombudsman.
Time Commitment: We ask that you commit to 5 hours per week for at least one year.
Volunteers bilingual in Chinese, Spanish or Russian a plus but not required.
INTERESTED? Contact: (415)751-9788 or email@example.com
This is your opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of many! Call us today!
About San Francisco Ombudsman/Family Service Agency of SF
6221 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121, US
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is an advocacy program dedicated to protecting residents living in long-term care facilities in San Francisco. Volunteers make a difference by investigating concerns and complaints related to long-term care services and advocate for a higher quality of care and improved quality of life for all residents.
The primary responsibility of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman representatives assist residents in long-term care facilities with issues related to day-to-day care, health, safety, and personal preferences. Problems can include, but are not limited to:
Violation of residents' rights or dignity
Physical, verbal, mental abuse
Poor quality of care
Medical care, therapy, and rehabilitation issues
Medicare and Medi-Cal benefit issues
Improper transfer or discharge of a resident
Inappropriate use of chemical or physical restraints
Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
6221 Geary BlvdSan Francisco, CA94121
March 23, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
5 hours per week and a one year commitment
Must be comfortable in nursing home settings and engaging with older adults.