Advocate for Residents in Nursing Home and Assisted Living facilities in Eastern Nebraska
Local Long-term Care Ombudsman
An Ombudsman Advocate is a volunteer who helps residents living in long-term care facilities and assisted living communities resolve issues and concerns they may have. There is a 20 hours classroom training prior to becoming a certified Ombudsman Advocate. Training subjects include resident rights, Federal, state and local regulations, Medicare and Medicaid, and communication skills.
After completing training, we ask that you visit your assigned facility for at least two hours per week, based on a time convenient for you. Facilities will be in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Washington, and Cass county.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Local Long-term Care Ombudsman
4780 South 131st Street, Omaha, NE 68137, US
To empower and enhance the lives of residents in long-term care facilities by seeking resolutions of issues and advocating for residents rights.
In the early 1970's, the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program was established to serve as advocates for the residents of long term care facilities.